Jeffrey Vandergrift, a popular San Francisco radio host, was found dead this week, nearly a month after posting an alarming message on social media and disappearing, according to authorities.
Police discovered Vandergrift’s body around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the San Francisco Bay near Pier 39, KRON4 reported.
No cause of death has been determined, according to the news source.
The 54-year-old on-air personality was reported missing on February 23, hours after he thanked his Instagram followers for “a wonderful life filled with joy, laughter, pain, and struggle.”
He also altered his Twitter location to “the other side” prior to disappearing from the Internet.
Vandergrift was the longtime DJ of Bay Area radio station WiLD 94.4 at the time of his disappearance; he hosted on the day he vanished.
“The things I’ve been processing in my brain that they are attempting to comprehend. “Ugh,” he said during his final performance.
“I can handle the body and the pain, as well as everything else. What it’s doing to my brain I could never describe to you.”
Vandergrift was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2021 and frequently described his ongoing struggle with brain fog, dizziness, and bouts of depression to his audience.
Natasha Yi, his wife and co-host, wrote on March 1 that “personal information recently discovered leads us to believe JV will not return.”
“We are incredibly appreciative for the SFPD’s ongoing efforts in locating JV and they have asked us to keep the details to immediate family only. I know how painful this is for you to hear — please know that I have you in my thoughts,” she captioned the emotional update.
At the time of the tragic post, no foul play was suspected