Jeffrey Vandergrift, a popular San Francisco radio station DJ, was found dead nearly a month after he went missing, authorities said.
Vandergrift, known as JV on WiLD 94.9, KYLD, was last seen around 10 p.m. on February 23 at his home in San Francisco. The San Francisco Police Department said he was considered «at risk.»
Her body was found Wednesday near Pier39. The medical examiner confirmed the remains as his on Thursday.
«We are devastated to learn that JV is gone,» the radio station said in a statement posted on Twitter. «Please keep his wife Natasha, his family and close friends of his in his thoughts and prayers.»
Police have not provided additional details and the cause of death was not released.
Vandergrift, 55, opened up about his battle with Lyme disease, writing in a facebook post last year that the «physical symptoms are brutal, yet once these microbes cross the blood-brain barrier, what they do to the brain really cannot be put into words.»
on a March 2 facebook posthis wife Natasha Yi said she had been dealing with «physical torture» for the past two years and thanked the community for their support.
Vandergrift grew up in Fremont, California, and fell in love with radio in high school, according to his bio on the radio station’s page. website. When he was 25 years old, he had formed his own radio show called Dog House. The station said it became the highest-rated morning show in San Francisco radio history.
He and Yi also owned a production company where they produced and edited a YouTube series, a short film, and music videos.