A popular Bay Area radio host has tragically been found dead after he was first reported missing in February which prompted a large search throughout the region.
Wild 94.9 radio host Jeffrey Vandergrift's body was identified late Wednesday after it was found in the Pier 39 area earlier in the week, according to KTVU-TV. In recent years Vandergrift had been vocal about his health struggles, saying he frequently experienced brain fog and dizziness stemming from Lyme disease. His cause of death is not known at this time.
He was last seen at his home on February 23rd, which led to a large search for the "JV Show" host. However, as the days went on hope began to dwindle, with his wife making a public statement earlier this month that she did not expect him to be coming home.
"I want to let you know that personal information has recently been discovered that leads us to believe JV will not be coming back," said Natashi Yi in a statement shared by Wild 94.9. "I tell you this with incredible pain and sadness in my heart."
A Bay Area Icon:
Vandergrift became beloved throughout the Bay Area through his show, "The JV Show," which aired mornings on Wild 94.9. He used his powerhouse talk show to discuss a variety of topics, including his Lyme Disease struggles, as well as struggles with self-harm.
Jeffrey Vandergrift was 55 years old.
We extend our condolences to Vandergrift's family and loved ones.
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