November 24, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the co-owner of a Sammy Hagar-themed restaurant in Northern California has been found dead, casting a shadow over plans for a downtown revival in a Sacramento suburb.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday that a body found last weekend by recreational divers off the coast of Gualala has been identified as that of 57-year-old Stephen Clark Pease. He was last seen Nov. 3 in Fort Bragg.
Pease was an owner of Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar & Grill and other businesses in Roseville, 20 miles northeast of Sacramento.
The year-old restaurant closed after he disappeared and is more than $9,000 behind on a $1.5 million city loan. It was designed to anchor downtown redevelopment for the city of 124,000.
City spokesman Brian Jacobson says the makeover will continue.
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