Missing father of the bride found dead

55-year-old Prasad Moparti was last seen alive at his daughter's wedding reception near Sacramento.

Tragic news out of California... In Sacramento, authorities have recovered the body of a 55-year-old man who disappeared earlier this month during his daughter's wedding reception while visiting from India.

Father Who Went Missing After Daughter's Grand Island Mansion Wedding Found Dead

The Sacramento County Corner confirmed that the body of Prasad Moparti was found floating in a waterway downstream from the wedding reception where he was last seen alive on February 13.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, but investigators say foul play is not suspected.

Moparti had traveled from his home in Hyderabad to attend his daughter's wedding. He told family members that he was going for a walk when he left the reception at the Grand Island Mansion, a popular waterfront wedding resort about thirty miles south of Sacramento. He was reported missing a few hours later.

Family members say that Moparti suffered from depression.

Moparti was unfamiliar with the area, Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Tony Turnbull said. He was last seen walking toward a bridge spanning the slough.

"Family members further indicated Moparti suffered from depression, and that he showed indicators of his depression leading up to the wedding," Turnbull said.

Authorities called off a land, water and air search for Moparti after three days.

"Moparti was considered a voluntary missing person. But because of Moparti's lack of knowledge of the area and his depression, the Sheriff's Department utilized all resources available in attempts to locate him," Turnbull said.

On Monday, recovery crews found Moparti's body floating in a slough in the Walnet Grove area, about five miles south of Grand Island Mansion.

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