September 19, 2021

Body recovered in San Pablo Bay believed to be missing Richmond teen, police say

RICHMOND, CALIF. (KGO) — The county coroner is attempting to determine a physique recovered Thursday close to Level Pinole in San Pablo Bay.

Richmond police say they consider it’s Antione Whittley.

The 17-year-old was final seen on February 10 when a rideshare driver dropped him off on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

At a February information convention, police mentioned the teenager and a buddy took hallucinogenic medication and that Antoine was appearing paranoid. Antoine then ordered a journey share to take him residence. That driver advised police he was fearful about Antoine’s conduct.

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“While he was driving on Interstate 580, he became concerned about Antoine’s behavior in the backseat of his car and he got to the point where he was actually watching him in the rearview mirror and missed the Point Richmond exit. This caused the rideshare driver to end up going onto the Richmond San Rafael Bridge,” Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy mentioned.

The motive force advised police he defined the error to Antoine and mentioned he would have to cross the bridge after which flip round.

“While on the bridge, Antoine accused the driver of kidnapping him, and physically attacked the driver while on the bridge. He asked the driver to stop his car, which the driver initially refused and said let me take you to the other side of the bridge, but due to the assault that was occurring at the time, the driver made the decision to stop the car, midspan. Antoine physically climbed over the driver and exited out the driver’s door of the vehicle,” Sgt. Pomeroy mentioned.

Antoine then referred to as his buddy, KJ.

“Antoine stated that he was on the bridge and said, told KJ, that they were trying to kidnap me, and I am walking on the bridge now. He also told KJ, I may have to jump off. Those were the last words that KJ heard from Antoine, the phone disconnected,” Sgt. Pomeroy.

Police say there is no such thing as a proof of against the law.