Body of missing Redmond man found in Lake Sammamish

Last Thursday, the King County Sheriff Marine/Dive/Rescue Unit found the body of 29-year-old Redmond resident Sathish Periasamy in Lake Sammamish near Idylwood Beach Park in Redmond.

According to the King County Medical Examiner's Office, the cause of death was drowning and the manner was suicide.

Jim Bove, spokesperson for the Redmond Police Department, said Periasamy was last seen April 19 and was reported missing on April 22.

"We found his vehicle right around the Idylwood Park area on Tuesday (April 23)," he said.

Bove said a K-9 unit was brought in after this, leading them to the dock. The marine unit conducted an initial search in the lake on Tuesday but were unsuccessful. Bove said this is not uncommon as the water is deep and murky.

He said divers went back in the water two days later and found Periasamy's body at 12:19 p.m.

A Facebook page was created to help with the search when Periasamy first went missing but it was taken down when he was found.

Officials suspect no foul play and Bove said before Periasamy was found, they suspected suicide because investigators found a note he left before he went missing.

The medical examiner's office later confirmed this.

Bove said this is not the first time a body has been found in Lake Sammamish, though he does not know the exact number or the most recent case.

"We have found a few over the last several years that were drug related or suicide related," he said.

In addition to living in Redmond, Bove said Periasamy worked in Redmond, as well, at Microsoft.

"Our thoughts are with (Periasamy's) family and friends," he said.

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