Funeral services set for man found dead at Pleasanton Ridge

Body discovered in popular hiking and biking area

Funeral services are planned for this weekend for a Pleasanton man who was found hanged in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park on May 4.

The body of the man, later identified as Ed Brown, 41, was discovered at about 10:45 a.m. that Friday morning by two mountain bikers, according to Sara Hinds, a hiker who came upon the bikers just after they found the body.

Hinds said the body was found in a small offshoot of a popular mile-and-a-half trail.

"We walked up closer and I said, 'We need to call 911,'" she said. Hinds did and remained on her cell phone while the bikers, who could travel more quickly, went to guide police to the scene.

She said the man was "nicely dressed" in running gear, and noted that he was wearing a wedding ring.

Hinds described the discovery and the aftermath as "surreal."

"There were all these cows around the tree, almost like they were protecting him," she said.


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

God bless his him and comfort his soul. My heart goes out to his loved ones.

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Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Country Fair
on May 15, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Prayers for him and his family. Rest in peace.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

If there were just some way to punch "pause" or "reset" at those moments when our personal worlds start crumbling down around us.


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Posted by pleasanton resident
a resident of Lund Ranch II
on May 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

My thoughts and prayers to all involved. So sad...God bless.

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Posted by Kiel
a resident of Birdland
on May 25, 2012 at 6:36 am

Who commits suicide in running gear? I wonder what has made them so sure it wasn't foul play, especially when another body was found in the area yesterday

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