Restaurant owner Chiranjiv Singh was found dead in Puget Sound not far from where he left his car in Tacoma, Wash. (The News Tribune photo, courtesy of the Singh family)

The body of Indian American restaurant owner Chiranjiv Singh was found not far from where he left his car in Tacoma, Wash.

Singh went missing Nov. 20 and his car was found parked at Titlow Beach, according to a Tacoma, Wash.-based The News Tribune publication report.

Medical examiners in Pierce County, Wash., Nov. 28 confirmed that the body found Nov. 27 about a half-mile from Day Island, initially spotted by a passenger on an Amtrak train, was that of Singh, the Tribune reported.

The cause of death had not yet been determined, though investigators don’t suspect foul play.

The 44-year-old Singh had been suffering from depression while going through a divorce and had threatened to take his own life in May, the report said, citing family members of Singh.

Those close to Singh said he seemed fine of late, and was supposed to have left for India the day after his car was found, according to the report.

Singh was a well-known greeter at his family’s restaurant, Gateway to India, the report said. He and his brother ran a restaurant in Gig Harbor and also had food stands at various farmers’ markets, it added.

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