Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Family: Missing gay SF man is dead

Dan Ha missing

Dan Ha

The family of a gay San Francisco man who recently went missing said this morning (Wednesday, November 12) they believe he’s dead. Dan Ha, a 26-year-old software developer, had last been seen October 31.

“Yesterday morning, the Coast Guard recovered a body found in San Francisco Bay,” Joseph Ha, one of Dan Ha’s brothers, said in a statement. “In speaking with the Medical Examiner, while the face and body were indistinguishable, the clothes, wallet contents, and phone matched Dan’s personal belongings.

“At this time, we believe the body is Dan’s,” Ha continued, adding that the family was still waiting for full confirmation from police.

Staff at the medical examiner’s office told the Bay Area Reporter this afternoon that the body found in the bay had not yet been identified. A police spokeswoman said there were no updates and the case was “still an open investigation.”

Ha said the family has “no reason to believe” his brother committed suicide.
“Dan has never indicated having any intention of harming himself,” Ha said. “Dan did not leave a note, had scheduled a doctor’s appointment the morning of his disappearance, and was scheduled to attend a work event the next day. On his desk was even a note to return a shirt he had recently purchased.”

More about Ha will be posted on the B.A.R.’s website tonight and in the paper tomorrow (November 13).


— Seth Hemmelgarn, November 12, 2014 @ 2:35 pm PST
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