On May 3, 2019, Jonathan Bandabaila left home driving his silver two-door 1998 Honda Accord. He was going to a soccer tournament in Oakland, California. On May 4, at 1:30 am, several witnesses contacted the police department to report a car parked in the middle of the westbound lane of the San Mateo Bridge, reports the Charley Project. The California Highway Patrol arrived on the scene about twenty minutes later. Some people witnessed a person standing on the guardrail overlooking San Francisco Bay. Authorities reported there was no one in or around the vehicle. The vehicle was never searched. The police department towed the car, license plate number 7XBG925, to a private lot.