AUBURN (CBS13) — A man reported missing in Auburn was found dead near the Gold Country Fairgrounds, police said Wednesday.
Concerned family members reported Michael Kuninobu missing Tuesday when they became unable to reach him on his cell phone.READ MORE: Experts: California Lacked Safeguards For Gun Owner Info
The Auburn Police Department said officers responded to the report at approximately 3:42 p.m. Initial information led investigators to believe he could have left his home as early as 8:30 a.m., which is around the same time he was seen at Auburn Leaf and Bean on Lincoln Way.READ MORE: Fourth of July Celebrations Will Cost You More This Year, But How Much?
Police said he was last seen in a local neighborhood and was believed to be on foot. After hours of searching, Kuninobu’s body was found at approximately 7:15 p.m. Tuesday just east of the eastern property line for the fairgrounds.MORE NEWS: Highway 50 Back Open, I-80 Still Closed In Sierra Ahead Of July 4 Weekend
Investigators said there is no indication of foul play but a thorough investigation will be completed.