Deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department have confirmed to News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 that a man’s body was found floating in a pond at the Palm Desert J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Hotel Thursday afternoon, but they haven’t confirmed if the body is that of missing 33-year-old Omar Meza.
Rescue efforts began taking place to retrieve the body after the discovery was made around 2:15 p.m., according to deputies.
The body has been taken to the coroner’s office. The cause of death is under investigation and confirmation of the body is expected to be made Thursday night.