A Bay Area family has been searching for nearly a week for a man named Enrique Pinilla who hadn't been seen since last Monday.
They recieved the news they feared late Saturday. Pinilla's cousin told NBC Bay Area that police discovered the man's body inside his car in Oakland. The family did not know anything about the circumstances surrounding the death other than to learn that a coroner may know more on Tuesday.
Pinilla, who goes by Kiki, was developmentally disabled.
He was part of the East Bay Regional Center who helped him to learn how to live independently. He had a job at the San Leandro Wal-mart. He also drove a car and lived on his own in an apartment in Dublin.
No one had seen him since he got off work last Monday at 11 p.m. The following day he didn't show up for a night-time class and that got his family concerned.
They filed a missing person's report with the Dublin police department and have been canvassing area's where Pinilla might go ever since. Dublin police confirmed they had a missing person's case on file.
Pinilla was 33 years old. He has tattoos on both arms and was last seen driving his gold 200 Saturn license plate 4LKB498. He was inside that car when police found him. It was not clear how long he had been dead.