Chinmay Bhoot Obituary – Chinmay Bhoot, who was reported missing last month, was found dead in San Bernardino. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department confirmed Bhoot passed away from an apparent suicide. The 30-year-old died after leaving a suicide note in his room for his parent. The San Bernardino Police Department says Bhoot was last seen returning a rental car in Redlands on October 27. This is before he was found.
Law enforcement officials say he was seen in La Cañada on October 21 in the 4500 block of Indiana Avenue and before this. Police asked for help on Thursday to find a depressed 30-year-old man who had not been seen since La Cañada Flintridge. The LA County Sheriff’s Department says Chinmay Nilesh Bhoot was last seen on Saturday in the 4500 block of Indiana Avenue.
Deputies said Bhoot was a man who was 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighed 170 pounds, and had brown hair and eyes. He was last seen with a red shirt, dark shorts, and a white cap on. Bhoot has depression, according to the sheriff’s office, and his family is worried about his health.
His parents Dr. Nilesh Bhoot and Dr. Naina Bhoot also released official statement pleading with the public to help locate their son; “We are asking for your help in our time of distress. Our son, Dr. Chinmay Bhoot, a recent surgery resident doctor at Loma Linda Hospital, has been missing since Oct. 22, 2023. On Oct. 26 we found a note that he left in his room at our house that raised red flags. We immediately contacted the Sheriffs, had a report filed and began our search for our son.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriffs had pinged his phone in the foothills of the San Bernardino mountains around Highway 18. Therefore, his case was transferred to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department on Oct. 27. Although the San Bernardino County Sheriffs have been working on the case, progress has felt worryingly slow given the two-week mark since he went missing. Chinmay was highly respected and cared for greatly by his patients, colleagues and mentors. As his parents, we are incredibly worried for him and we are kindly asking for your help in his search and hopeful return.
Should anyone know where Bhoot is, they should call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau Missing Persons Detail at 323-890-5500. Calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 is a way for people who want to stay anonymous to give information.