Richmond police: Missing teen found dead in San Pablo Bay

Authorities believe a body found Thursday in San Pablo Bay is that of Antoine Whittley, who went missing in February.
Authorities believe a body found Thursday in San Pablo Bay is that of Antoine Whittley, who went missing in February. Photo credit Melissa Culross/KCBS Radio

Authorities believe a body found Thursday in San Pablo Bay is that of a 17-year-old Richmond boy who went missing in February, named Antoine Whittley.

They are working with the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office to conduct a positive identification.

Whittley had gone to a friend’s house to do hallucinogenic drugs the night of February 10, according to police. He took a ride-share to go home, however the teen became paranoid due to the drugs, which caused him to exit the vehicle on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge. Whittley was not seen after that, prompting a search and investigation by Richmond officials.

There is no evidence of a crime having been committed, police said. The investigation remains ongoing as a missing juvenile.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Orlando Johnson at 510-965-4911 or call its anonymous tip line at 510-370-T1PS.