Home » Family, Friends Confirm Body Found Along Hwy.4 Was Missing 19-Year-Old Damond Lazenby

Family, Friends Confirm Body Found Along Hwy.4 Was Missing 19-Year-Old Damond Lazenby


Police in Concord have confirmed Saturday evening that a body found alongside state Highway 4 earlier in the day is that of a 19-year-old Pittsburg man whose family reported him missing on New Year’s Day.

Police have identified him as Damond Lazenby, Jr.

Police said Lazenby’s family was searching for him along Highway 4 near Port Chicago Highway Saturday afternoon when they found his body just off the side of the freeway. The California Highway Patrol was immediately notified.


Lazenby’s body was found in an area that was searched earlier in the week.

No cause of death has been determined.

Lazenby’s vehicle was found abandoned in the early morning hours of Jan. 1 near the overpass on Port Chicago Highway. He had not been seen or heard from since the night of his disappearance.

Concord police, the CHP and the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office will continue the investigation in the days to come.



Linda Lopez January 7, 2023 - 8:08 PM - 8:08 PM

Dear Mama, Family, and Friends,
My heartfelt sympathy to all, especially Mama. I know what it is like to have a son to tragically pass away.
There is nothing anyone can say to ease your pain. If you ever need an ear please shoot me an email. I will give you my number.
With Sympathy,
Linda Lopez

Kraemer Kimberly January 8, 2023 - 1:11 AM - 1:11 AM

It makes me sick that the FAMILY had to do the job of law enforcement. Sending healing light to the family

Pebbles January 11, 2023 - 5:10 AM - 5:10 AM

I’m in Baltimore and it’s the same here. My granddaughter and my daughter went missing and it took my oldest daughter to go to another state where they were but no longer there to get results. They found my granddaughter in 4 1/2 hours! She was missing for almost 2 YEARS! She was only 10 at the time. Her mom was found injured on the highway 4 months earlier. Prayers to Damon’s family and others who were affected with this tragic loss. May God comfort and keep them through their time of grief.

Linda Samuels-Rojo January 8, 2023 - 11:25 AM - 11:25 AM

I feel terrible for the family of Damon. I am hoping a family member posts on Gofundme or another website to send donations to help his mother and family with funeral expenses.

Laurie Tolen January 7, 2023 - 8:43 PM - 8:43 PM

My heartfelt condolences and mother heart embrace the family of this young man. My prayers are now for peace and comfort for the family and those who know and love him.

Uhhh huhhhhhhh January 8, 2023 - 9:05 PM - 9:05 PM

Why is it that they found his body where they had previously searched? All of this took way too long and concord pd should be ashamed of themselves. May that young man restnin peace and thoughts and prayers to his family,friend and all the knew him.

Anon Y Mouse January 9, 2023 - 9:24 AM - 9:24 AM

I don’t think they wanted to get their boots muddy.

Albert Holmes January 7, 2023 - 9:11 PM - 9:11 PM

Although I did not know him I posted his picture on my Facebook and social medias , to the mom and the family no one knows your pain and no one knows your cries one day the sun will shine again and I hope the Lord blesses you and continue to be with your family and strengthen you guys over the days months and years to come, I would like to express my sincere at the condolences

Kimberly McGruder January 7, 2023 - 10:15 PM - 10:15 PM

I’m so sorry to be reading the news, I prayed he would be found ok. I posted on my fb of him being missing. I’m so sorry for your loss

Uhhh huhhhhhhh January 8, 2023 - 10:19 PM - 10:19 PM

Why is it that they found his body where they had previously searched? All of this took way too long and concord pd should be ashamed of themselves. May that young man rest in peace and thoughts and prayers to his family,friend and all that knew him.

AJR January 9, 2023 - 2:44 PM - 2:44 PM

Just to confirm, was it CPD’s jurisdiction? For the most part, CHP manages investigations on stretches of highways outside of city limits. I just want to make sure you are shaming the appropriate party 🙂

N.O. January 7, 2023 - 10:32 PM - 10:32 PM

Dear family of Damon,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying everyday .. my thoughts are with you all. My heart is heavy.


Your Bay Area community member

Lanette Roth January 7, 2023 - 10:34 PM - 10:34 PM

My sincere condolences, I was so hoping he would be found safe.

Shannon Bottorff January 7, 2023 - 10:42 PM - 10:42 PM

My heart breaks for your family. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

Fernanda Vargas January 7, 2023 - 11:10 PM - 11:10 PM

May his soul rest in peace I send my heartfelt condolences to all the family and loved ones

Victoria January 7, 2023 - 11:15 PM - 11:15 PM

Heartbreaking. Praying for the Damon, may he rest in peace, his family and our community. We need peace and love now more than ever.

Ms. Manners January 7, 2023 - 11:18 PM - 11:18 PM

How incredibly sad for the family. You have my condolences. 🙏🏻

rhonda m January 7, 2023 - 11:20 PM - 11:20 PM

May whomever did this to your precious son be punished accordingly. I am so sorry for your loss and my heart breaks for you so very much. Your Angel will always be with you:)

Chicken Little January 8, 2023 - 4:03 PM - 4:03 PM

If I had to guess (and I do have to, because I have no actual knowledge of the incident), I would say he got out of his car to check on a flat tire and was struck by another vehicle, which didn’t stop.

I’m sure the CHP will determine what actually happened, and hopefully apprehend the responsible party if there is one.

Chicken Little January 8, 2023 - 4:05 PM - 4:05 PM

I also want to add that, regardless of what happened, this is a horrible tragedy, and I offer my sincere condolences to his loved ones. I can’t even imagine being in that position.

Tee January 8, 2023 - 12:23 AM - 12:23 AM

To the family and friends of Damon, my prayers and condolences are with you. May God watch over you during your time of sorrow.

Jacqueline Keola January 8, 2023 - 12:29 AM - 12:29 AM

My sincere condolences to the family in the loss of your son. I will keep you and the family in my prayers. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Ashley J January 8, 2023 - 7:47 PM - 7:47 PM

This is the 2nd Pittsburg High student killed in a week, absolutely heartbroken for that community right now

Denise Whiseton January 8, 2023 - 12:34 AM - 12:34 AM

I am very sorry to the mother and family of this young man.I will be praying for you and your family.God Bless you all..

Curtis Garrett January 8, 2023 - 4:52 AM - 4:52 AM

I wish to tell you how bad I feel for you and your family! I lost a daughter and a son 13 months apart! Only time will get you through this, you will never get over it, but you will learn to live with it! Try to dwell on the good times!

Sally Jorgensen January 8, 2023 - 10:29 AM - 10:29 AM

This story saddens and sickens me as a parent and grandparent. This world has changed terribly the last ten years. My heart breaks for this young man, his family and his friends.

I am also upset reading that the family found their loved one after the authorities had supposedly searched the same area previously. How is that possible? when the area is not thick woth brush or foliage nor is that stretch of road very wide where a physical search by foot would easily have found him. It seems like law enforcement did not have their heart in the task and simply went through the motions to placate the public and the poor young man’s family.

This doesn’t surprise me as my own neighbors and a couple family members just the other night went looking for the missing elderly woman (Yvonne Eidsen) for a couple hours, walking the Concord Community Park’s interior and exterior, and they all observed police vehicles simply sitting idly with policemen inside each vehicle dealing to eachother through their driver’s side windows. Not once did they see the police get put of their respective vehicles and do a search of the park via foot and with flashlights in hand. They noticed the same situation with a couple other police vehicles sitting near or in the vicinity of where Yvonne lives doing the same and bever leaving their vehicles in search of her. In the old days, police got paid substantially less and seemed to care more and searched for missing people on foot and with care and determination.

I hope my comment serves as a reminder of days gone by. The public deserves it and should demand it.

Two wheeler January 8, 2023 - 9:26 PM - 9:26 PM

@sally Jorgensen…dad the family’s comments. They are LE searched the area. He was found in an area that was previously searched by both. Was clean. In different clothes. and dry. After the storms.
Sign up for a police academy and show us all how it is done.

A horrible situation, and you are making some uneducated assumptions.

Kiva January 8, 2023 - 6:10 AM - 6:10 AM

Dear family and friends of Damon,
My heart breaks for your loss, our community was so hoping that this would be a different outcome. What a beautiful young man, I’m sure he touched the heart and spirit of all he knew. May your pain and sorrow soon turn to the sweet and loving memories of the time you had together. We care. 🙏❤️🙏

Jeff m January 8, 2023 - 9:59 AM - 9:59 AM

Bless this family!! I can’t imagine what you’re going through.

Crystal and Eric Bender January 8, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Our deepest condolences for your son. Our heart breaks for you and your family.
May he Rest In Peace.

TG January 8, 2023 - 12:32 PM - 12:32 PM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever warm your hearts. Sent with love and remembrance to get through this tough time.

Laura Bryson January 8, 2023 - 2:40 PM - 2:40 PM

So so sorry for your loss my prayer s are with your family and my God help you thru this🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️‍🩹

Concerned January 8, 2023 - 3:48 PM - 3:48 PM

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Valerie January 8, 2023 - 5:54 PM - 5:54 PM

My heart is a bit heavier today. I was praying and praying for a better outcome. Dear God, please be with the family and friends of this sweet boy’s family.

Former Employee January 8, 2023 - 11:40 PM - 11:40 PM

Police when they search do not typically leave their car in Concord. Unfortunately I used to spend plenty of time with the department. I can guarantee nobody would have walked the edge of the freeway like the family did though this stretch of freeway is open to pedestrians. The fact he left the car running sounds like foul play or personal. If the investigation is left to Concord, unfortunately not much will be done due to skills and resources even though they are better funded than most cities. Homeless and non whites are also not typically treated with the same respect as those with resources that could lead to lawsuits. Kids even know to walk up hills or hang at non drivable areas.

Two Wheeler January 9, 2023 - 6:15 AM - 6:15 AM

@former employee..what was your rank and how long was your tenure with CPD?

ConcordMike January 9, 2023 - 9:48 AM - 9:48 AM

I don’t think this is the platform to be second guessing who searched what and where and when. Please be considerate of the mourning family and friends and wait out further investigation of this case.
To the family and friends of Damon, I hope you can heal from this loss and eventually realize the positive memories you all had together. Celebrate his life. That is what he would want. He is not in pain any more and is at peace.

idiots everywhere January 9, 2023 - 11:09 AM - 11:09 AM

Very strange that law enforcement and family indicated they searched that area, but then his body was spotted by motorist. Such a tragedy for so young a life to be lost.

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