Antioch man found dead near hiking trail in Sunol wilderness

Coroner's report says no signs of trauma or foul play

The Alameda County coroner's bureau yesterday identified a 39-year-old Antioch man whose body was found near a creek in the Sunol Regional Wilderness in unincorporated Alameda County Saturday afternoon.

A hiker found Anthony Wallace, believed by the coroner's bureau to be a transient, at about 4 p.m. near the Alameda Creek just downstream from the Little Yosemite gorge in the park, according to East Bay Regional Park District police.

Park district police, fire and ranger units responded and found Wallace laying near the creek's shoreline. There was no obvious signs of trauma or foul play at the scene, according to police.

An autopsy will be performed today to look into the cause of death, according to the coroner's bureau.

The area where the body was found is a popular hiking destination within the park, according to park district police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective Ken Wong at (510) 881-1833.

Dan McMenamin,Bay City News,Jeb Bing

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Posted by K McClam
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm

I recently enjoyed a hike at Sunol and noticed a couple of bums walking up the path. They looked pretty stoned and aged - one guy had no shirt on and no teeth. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the man died of an overdose or something.

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Posted by Andrew
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 13, 2009 at 11:09 pm

hmm guess we gotta wait for the autopsy to finish

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Posted by lisa
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:15 am

Don't be so quick to judge another's situation.
There by the grace of G-d go I.

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Posted by K McClam
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 20, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Yes, he looked like a bum and was pretty old. And based on our brief conversation I would say either drunk and/or stoned. It's not a judgement LISA; more like an observation.

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