Netflix engineer’s remains found in San Francisco Bay, death ruled as suicide

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- The remains of a Netflix engineer who disappeared in August have been discovered in the San Francisco Bay, near the Golden Gate Bridge. Yohanes Stefanos Kidane, 22, had recently relocated to San Jose when he went missing. His body was found by a boat on August 29, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

The state of Kidane’s remains indicated that they had been in the water for an extended period, exhibiting signs of advanced decomposition and significant damage. At the time of the discovery, the body was unidentifiable, with no form of identification found on the deceased.

The U.S. Coast Guard was responsible for retrieving Kidane’s body from the bay. Two days after the discovery, on August 31, the remains were positively identified as Kidane’s. A forensic postmortem examination was conducted later in the week to determine the cause of death.

The examination revealed that Kidane’s death resulted from blunt impact injuries, with drowning as a significant contributing factor. The manner of death was ruled as suicide by the officials. Prior to this, the police had stated that there were no indications of criminal activity related to Kidane’s disappearance.

Kidane, originally from Webster, New York, had moved to the Bay Area for his job with Netflix. He was reported missing on August 14. On the day of his disappearance, Kidane had used a rideshare service to travel from San Jose to San Francisco, which was the last known location of the young engineer. Some of his personal items were later found at the scene.