Omar Meza

 



Omar Meza, 33, was last seen at his Palm Desert hotel on Jan. 8. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

By Matt Hamilton contact the reporter
January 11, 2015, 9:28 PM

As Riverside County sheriff’s deputies search for a 33-year-old Los Angeles man last seen Thursday at a Coachella Valley hotel, the missing man's wife is asking the public to help..

Omar Arce Meza arrived Thursday in Palm Desert on a business trip, but he was last seen around 11 p.m. at the JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort at the 74800 block of Country Club Drive, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

His wife, Diane Meza, told the Los Angeles Times that she spoke with him around 11:20 p.m. while he was at the Marriott. He was about to return to his hotel nearby and said he'd call her from his hotel room to say goodnight.

"But I never got that call, and I already fell asleep," she said.

His credit card transactions stopped at the hotel. Security footage showed him exiting the hotel on foot, but cameras lost him near an on-site parking lot, she said.

Meza, a vice president for AIG Financial Distributors, didn’t show up for business meetings scheduled on Friday. His wife and colleagues tried to locate him, but couldn't. By noon Friday, he was reported missing.

"It's so out of character for him. He's highly responsible and reliable," Diane Meza said.

The couple have been married for five years and have no children. They met eight years ago when he bought furniture at a store she was working at. Days later, he sent her a note asking her out.

"I knew he was something special. It was clear that this guy was different," she said.

Meza travels often for work -- with stops in Fresno and Las Vegas -- and visits Palm Desert about every other month.

The Sheriff’s Department has deployed bloodhounds and search-and-rescue crews to find Meza -- to no avail.

Meza’s family and friends have launched a Facebook group to post photos of Omar and share updates about the search effort.

His clients have joined the search, helping to pass out fliers.

Authorities have alerted law enforcement agencies, hospitals, jails, shelters and transit stations as far as the U.S.-Mexico border, Diane Meza said.

Meza was last seen wearing gray pants and a white shirt, and his wife guessed he may have light stubble.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Palm Desert station at (760) 836-1600.

For breaking news in California, follow @MattHjourno.


Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times

UPDATE

10:24 p.m.: This story has been updated throughout with new details from Omar Meza's wife.

This story was originally published at 9:28 p.m.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-los-angeles-man-missing-in-palm-delsert-search-continues-20150111-story.html


AIG Insurance Executive Goes Missing In Palm Desert, CA

Posted on January 12, 2015 |

ABC News:

PALM DESERT, Calif. (KABC) — A Los Angeles executive with AIG Insurance Company has been reported missing following a company dinner in Palm Desert.

Omar Meza, 33, went missing Thursday night. Co-workers last saw him take an Uber to his hotel.

He was last seen on video in the lobby of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa around 11 p.m. Thursday. He failed to show up for scheduled meetings on Friday.

Investigators from the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station found Meza’s jacket and wallet on the hotel’s golf course, but they don’t expect foul play.

His wife says her husband was in a car accident in 2013 and suffers from memory loss. She thinks he has long-term damage and may not know where he is.

Search and rescue teams used bloodhounds to try and track Meza to no avail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information on Meza’s whereabouts was urged to contact the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station at (760) 836-1600.


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The AIG insurance company executive who disappeared on Jan. 8 was found dead, his family said on the Find Omar Meza Facebook page Thursday evening.

Omar Meza, 33, was last seen at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California, around 11 p.m.

"We are with heavy hearts tonight as we announce the passing of Omar Meza," the post reads. "He was a very loved son, husband, brother and friend. We would like to take this time to grieve his passing and ask that everyone please respect our privacy at this time."

Meza was reported missing after he failed to show up for various meetings the following day.

His wife, Diane Meza, told KESQ-TV that her husband suffered from short-term memory loss and long-term damage from a traffic accident in 2013.

"We would like to thank all of the supporters this past week. It brings tears to our eyes to see how well loved Omar was, he will be missed by many," the post on Facebook reads.

His body was found in water at the resort, Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Armando Munoz said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

http://www.people.com/article/aig-executive-found-dead



Missing AIG executive Omar Meza is dead, coroner confirms
Family confirms body found is missing AIG executive Omar Meza

A body was found Thursday by search teams looking for a missing AIG executive who disappeared last week.

By Veronica Rocha contact the reporter

Coroner confirms body found at Palm Desert hotel was AIG executive Omar Meza

January 16, 2015, 10:35 AM

Coroner’s officials confirmed Friday that the body of a man found at a Palm Desert hotel was that of 33-year-old Omar Meza, an AIG executive from Los Angeles missing since Jan. 8..

An autopsy will be performed Friday to determine the cause of Meza's death, said Deputy Armando Munoz, spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

His body was found Thursday in a pond at the resort. Soon after, the family confirmed the death in social media. A post on the "Find Omar Meza" Facebook page and website said he had died.

“We are with heavy hearts tonight as we announce the passing of Omar Meza,” the statement said. “He was a very loved son, husband, brother & friend. We would like to take this time to grieve his passing and ask that everyone please respect our privacy at this time.”

Meza, a vice president for AIG Financial Distributors, was last seen about 11 p.m. Jan. 8 at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort, where he had arrived that day for one of his frequent business trips.

His wife expected a call from him to say goodnight, but she never received one. After Meza didn't show up for business meetings the next day, his wife and colleagues reported him missing.

Surveillance video showed Meza walking out of the hotel but didn't show where he went. Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers searched this week at the hotel and the surrounding neighborhood. On Wednesday, sheriff’s officials announced that they had completed their search of the hotel.


Hoping to find Meza, his family, friends and clients launched a Facebook page, passed out fliers and organized a search party.

Meza was found in a pond at the resort in the 74800 block of Country Club Drive.

Later Thursday evening, the statement on the Facebook page thanked supporters.

“It brings tears to our eyes to see how well loved Omar was, he will be missed by many,” the statement said.

For breaking news in California, follow @VeronicaRochaLA.

Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times

UPDATE

10:35 a.m.: Updated with coroner's confirmation of death.

The post original published at 7 a.m.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-missing-aig-executive-dead-20150116-story.html

Body found at California desert resort is missing
AIG exec: police

Posted on January 16, 2015 | Leave a comment


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A body found on the
grounds of a California desert resort hotel has
been identified as that of a missing AIG executive
who failed to turn up for meetings last week, the
sheriff’s office said on Friday.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in a
brief statement said the remains found in a small
pond at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort &
Spa in Palm Desert, about 120 miles (193 km) east
of Los Angeles, were those of 33-year-old Omar
Arce Meza.

A cause of death had not been established for
Meza, who lived in the Los Angeles area with his
wife, Diane, sheriff’s officials said. They did
not say how they believed the body came to be in
the pond.
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Body found at California desert resort is missing
AIG exec: police
Reuters
3 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A body found on the
grounds of a California desert resort hotel has
been identified as that of a missing AIG executive
who failed to turn up for meetings last week, the
sheriff's office said on Friday.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department in a
brief statement said the remains found in a small
pond at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort &
Spa in Palm Desert, about 120 miles (193 km) east
of Los Angeles, were those of 33-year-old Omar
Arce Meza.

A cause of death had not been established for
Meza, who lived in the Los Angeles area with his
wife, Diane, sheriff's officials said. They did
not say how they believed the body came to be in
the pond.

"We are with heavy hearts tonight as we announce
the passing of Omar Meza. He was a very loved son,
husband, brother and friend," Meza's family said
in a statement posted on a Facebook set up to find
the missing man.

The Desert Sun newspaper reported that Diane Meza
believes her husband was dropped off at the wrong
hotel and that surveillance footage showed Omar
Meza walking into the hotel, then immediately
leaving again.

She said her husband had suffered memory loss
after an automobile accident last year that could
have led to him become confused and wander off,
according to the Desert Sun.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; editing
by Gunna Dickson)

http://news.yahoo.com/body-found-california-desert-resort-missing-aig-exec-214311757--finance.html   

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Missing AIG Executive Found Dead, Family Says

By Caitlin Keating
@caitkeating 01/16/2015 AT 02:45 PM EST


The AIG insurance company executive who disappeared on Jan. 8 was found dead, his family said on the Find Omar Meza Facebook page Thursday evening.

Omar Meza, 33, was last seen at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California, around 11 p.m.

"We are with heavy hearts tonight as we announce the passing of Omar Meza," the post reads. "He was a very loved son, husband, brother and friend. We would like to take this time to grieve his passing and ask that everyone please respect our privacy at this time."

Meza was reported missing after he failed to show up for various meetings the following day.

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His wife, Diane Meza, told KESQ-TV that her husband suffered from short-term memory loss and long-term damage from a traffic accident in 2013.

"We would like to thank all of the supporters this past week. It brings tears to our eyes to see how well loved Omar was, he will be missed by many," the post on Facebook reads.

His body was found in a pond at the resort, Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy Armando Munoz said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

http://www.people.com/article/aig-executive-found-dead

Coroner: Omar Meza cause of death drowning

Report also stated that alcohol played a part in his death


Rich Tarpening, Assignment Manager, Rich.Tarpening@kesq.com


POSTED: 05:20 PM PDT Mar 26, 2015

UPDATED: 12:16 AM PDT Mar 27, 2015

Palm Desert -

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has released the cause of death of Omar Meza, the Los Angeles businessman who was found dead in a Palm Desert golf course pond back in January.

According to the Riverside County Coroner's Office, Meza's cause of death is listed as Drowning with "other significant conditions being acute ethanol intoxication."

Meza went missing from the Desert Springs Marriott on January 8th and his body was later discovered in a golf course pond on January 15th.

We have requested a copy of the complete autopsy report from the Riverside County Coroner's Office, and will bring you more when we receive the report. The Sheriff's Department says the case is considered closed.


http://www.kesq.com/news/coroner-omar-meza-cause-of-death-drowning/32038080