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Body found during search for kidnapped Pleasure Point man

UPDATE 10/1/2019 11:30 p.m. The crime scene tape is down on Pleasure Point Drive Tuesday night after a reported kidnapping of 50-year-old businessman Tushar Atre on the street.

Neighbors are stunned to learn about what’s happened in their quiet community.

“I’ve lived here 45 years in Pleasure Point area. It’s a neighborhood of people who look out for one another and keep an eye out-neighborhood watch is very strong so I’m really surprised, I’m really saddened by that,” said resident Lydia Parker.

The sheriff’s office says they don’t believe the kidnappers are a threat to the public.

“We know there’s more than one suspect, but we’re not releasing anymore suspect information at this time,” said Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Ashley Keehn.

Tuesday night the suspects are still on the loose.

Despite neighbors saying the are is a peaceful one, resident Richard Svee says things can happen anywhere.

“Things happen all over. Once you get old enough, you understand that things can happen anywhere and everywhere,” Svee said.

The body found Tuesday morning has not been identified yet. And no details have been released about the suspects in the kidnapping at this time.

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