After a sail boat containing two men capsized near Ocean Beach last weekend, Coast Guard crews rescued one man, who was treated for hypothermia and shock. The other man was not found, and the search and rescue crew called off their search around midnight of the next day.
Yesterday, a body was recovered near a drainage pipe at Fort Funston Park, and it’s been confirmed, the Ex reports, that the body was one Roger Christiansen, the missing sailor. According to ABC7, the identification was made through his fingerprints.
In a strange twist to the story, police are currently investigating Christiansen’s 30-year-old girlfriend, Opal Merlati, after a one-hour standoff on April 11, just two days after he went missing.
Merlati, police say, had broken into the garage of a home Christiansen used to own. “Christiansen kept several vehicles in the garage,” the Ex reports, “but one of the cars recovered there on April 12 was reported stolen out of Santa Rosa.”