Jacob VanZant Missing Case – was he found?

August 11, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
Louie Fecou 0
Features, New and Upcoming, RSC Originals
Jacob VanZant Missing Case - was he found

We discuss the Missing Case of Jacob VanZant. This article contains details some readers may find disturbing.

Hopefully, many of us will never know the heartbreak of a missing loved one. Sadly, the statistics show that thousands of people go missing every day in the US, and in 2021, 521,705 people were reported missing.

It’s a terrifying number, and sadly there is no sign of it decreasing.

One such missing person was Jacob VanZant, and like so many other cases, Jacob would one day seem to just disappear, as if he had fallen off the face of the Earth.

The people who are left behind are often the center of the narrative after a reported missing person case, and it is hard to imagine their sense of loss and frustration when they are powerless to help find the missing person.

We can only hope that we never find ourselves in that situation.

In the following article, we will explore a tragic missing person case. Reader discretion is advised.

Who is Jacob VanZant, and when did he go missing?

Jacob VanZant was a twenty-four-year-old man who would go missing on February 17, 2023. Jacob was in a long-term relationship with his partner Celestial Riate at the time of his disappearance.

Jacob drove a white 2004 Honda Pilot and was from Stockton, California.

Jacob worked at Pacific Coast Producers, and the authorities found that his credit card transactions from the day he went missing included buying gas at a local Costco before going to pick up dinner at Shangri La Sushi Bar.

Was Jacob VanZant found?

Yes, he was found by a group of volunteers called AWP in a San Joaquin County slough on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

His car was submerged in the water with his body inside.

How was Jacob VanZant found, and where was the body?

A group known as Adventures With Purpose (AWP) was contacted to help in the search for Jacob. This group specializes in searching underwater, and it was this organization that found Jacob’s car.

The group was acting on behalf of Jacob’s family, who had reached out to them for help. They would use the last signal from Jacob’s cell phone as a starting point in their underwater search.

The road that Jacob was on had no barrier at the water’s edge, and it was surmised that if he had been traveling at speed and missed the turn, he would end up in the water.

In their search, they would find many vehicles that had possibly missed the turn and ended up submerged. Jacob’s car and body were found submerged, and reports would state that people had noticed Jacob driving away from the Sushi bar in an erratic manner.

It was also reported that Jacob had been drinking alcohol before driving off. It seems that Jacob’s disappearance was the result of a road accident.

AWP is an underwater sonar search and recovery dive team dedicated to helping families of missing loved onesPublic support makes their work possible, and you can support it through their YouTube channel.

The work that was done by the AWP team was incredible, and although a terrible conclusion, Jacob’s family, friends, and loved ones at least had questions answered, providing the coldest of comfort, yet still, there was comfort.

Who is Jacob VanZant’s daughter?

In September 2021, the couple announced on social media they were going to be parents, but tragically thirty-seven weeks later, their baby would be stillborn.

A Facebook post on Celestial’s page would say, “I know you’re holding our daughter and watching us right now. You’re at peace.”

More Stories

Find where to watch this and more with our Discovery Tool

Explore Now

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.