Missing Moss Beach man found dead in apparent suicide

By on Tue, January 27, 2009

A Moss Beach man, missing since Tuesday, Jan 20, has been found floating off a beach in Marin County. John Lennon, 55, was an apparent suicide, reports the County Times.

Lennon’s family later offered a $5,000 reward for information relating to his disappearance, which was linked to the fact that he had recently and abruptly ceased taking medication for problems with depression.

Lennon’s body was spotted floating off Tennessee Valley Beach about 2:50 p.m. Saturday, fully clothed and easily identifiable, said Eric Fohner, an investigator with the Marin County Coroner’s Office. ...

Lennon was married to Maureen Lennon, former finance director for the city of Pacifica. She filed a wrongful termination suit against the city and members of the City Council after being laid off in May 2007. The lawsuit is still pending, although she has succeeded in finding other work.