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Missing Millbrae Father-of-Two Killed, Body Ditched in Sonoma County Field: Sheriff’s Deputies

A Millbrae man, who went missing last month and whose body was found in a Sonoma County field, was killed and deemed a victim of homicide Wednesday by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Keith Green was last seen around 10 p.m. April 28 near the Millbrae Pancake House, according to sheriff's deputies. Nearby, candles have been arranged to read "KG" — the victim's initials.

The father-of-two was wearing black sweat pants, a white zip-up top and bright-red shoes when he left home without his wallet or car, deputies said.

The next day, the 27-year-old's roommate reported him missing to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, and a hiker stumbled across Green's cell phone in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Green's body was found dumped in a field off Highway 101 near Healdsburg on May 11, deputies said. 

It remains unclear who found his body and called police. 

Dental records helped the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office identify Green's body, deputies said. The man's death was ruled a homicide based on autopsy results and by "evidence that was found at the scene," San Mateo County sheriff's Sgt. Salvador Zuno said.

The San Mateo Sheriff’s Office remained tight-lipped Wednesday, declining to provide information about the circumstances surrounding Green's death due to the ongoing investigation. Deputies have also not identified any suspects. 

People with information about the incident are asked to contact San Mateo County Sheriff’s Detective John Carroll at (650) 259-2313 or jcarroll@smcgov.org or Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Juan Valencia at (707) 565-8871 or juan.valencia@sonoma-county.org. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-800-547-2700.

NBC Bay Area's Damian Trujillo contributed to this report.

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