Family: Missing Los Angeles VP found dead at Palm Desert hotel

PALM DESERT, Calif. -- The body of a missing Los Angeles executive with AIG Insurance Company was found in a body of water at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, family members said Thursday.

"We are with heavy hearts tonight as we announce the passing of Omar Meza. He was a very loved son, husband, brother & friend," said the family in a statement posted on Facebook.

Authorities located the body in the 74800 block of Country Club Drive at about 2:15 p.m., Riverside County sheriff's deputies said.

Meza, 33, went missing last week following a company dinner. Co-workers said they saw him taking an Uber to his hotel.

He was last seen on video in the lobby of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

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