Body of North Park man found in Mission Valley

David Bernal-Medina reported missing April 6
Posted at 9:02 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 08:28:42-04

A terrible end to the search a missing North Park man.

Devastated family members confirmed that the body of David Bernal-Medina, 32, was found Tuesday in Mission Valley. 

Bernal-Medina's body was found at the bottom of an embankment off the I-8 in Mission Valley, his family confirmed to 10News. His red 2016 GMC Terrain SUV was found by California Highway Patrol officers in the same area almost two weeks before. 

Bernal-Medina's aunt, Veronica Boroquez released this statement to 10News on Tuesday: 

"On behalf of the Bernal family,  we would like to thank you for your support during this time. Unfortunately David's body was found at the bottom of the embankment where he had his accident. This is very difficult time for the Bernal and Medina family. Please keep them in your prayers."

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Police said someone called and reported a body in the 2900-block of Camino Del Rio North about 4 p.m. Tuesday. They would not confirm that the body is Bernal-Medina. They have only said that the body is that of a man and his death does not appear to be suspicious. Regardless, the family told 10News that the body is, in fact, that of Bernal-Medina. 

Boroquez says she is upset police did not find his body sooner, considering he was lying just feet from the crash site where his car was recovered 12 days ago. 

The medical examiner will determine how Medina died.

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