Police Identify Man Found Weighted Down in Estuary in Apparent Suicide

Someone spotted feet sticking up out of the water Tuesday a few feet from a dock at 115 Embarcadero in the Oakland Estuary.

By Jeff Shuttleworth
|  Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012  |  Updated 9:12 PM PDT
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Cops ID Body Found Weighted Down in Estuary

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The man was identified as 27-year-old Christopher James Lattie. When Lattie's body was pulled from the water, it had weights attached to it.

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A preliminary investigation has determined that a Susanville man who was found dead in the Oakland Estuary on Tuesday morning with weights wrapped around him committed suicide, police said today.

The man was identified as 27-year-old Christopher James Lattie.

Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said police received a report at 6:29 a.m. Tuesday that someone had spotted feet sticking up out of the water a few feet from a dock at 115 Embarcadero.

Police and firefighters responded, pulled the body from the water and discovered it had weights attached to it, Watson said.

She said the investigation into Lattie's death is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Oakland Police Department's major crimes section at (510) 238-3821.

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