The family of a missing Pittsburg man found his body alongside Highway 4 Saturday.
The body of Damond Lazenby Jr., 19, was found in an area that had been searched by police and volunteers earlier in the week, according to Concord police. In a release issued through their Facebook page investigators said they do not have a conclusive cause of death.
Lazenby was reported missing by his family on Jan. 1, 2023. His green Volkswagen was found abandoned near the overpass on Port Chicago Highway early that morning – its headlights on and engine running, a front tire flattened. Some of Lazenby’s clothes were found near the car.
Police organized a multi-jurisdictional search for Lazenby which included drones, foot patrols, all-terrain vehicles, search and rescue canines, volunteers, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue Team, and resources from the California Office of Emergency Services, but no trace of the missing man was found.
Friends of the family announced they had found Lazenby during a private search early Saturday afternoon, prompting a significant police response and impacting traffic for hours as police recovered the body and processed the scene.