Sheriff's Office investigates skull, other bones found near Pleasanton


There's no way to tell the age of bones recently discovered in the hills near Pleasanton, according to a spokesman from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

"They've been there a while," said Sgt. J.D. Nelson.

"There's no outward appearance of foul play," he added, and for now, homicide investigators are looking over missing persons reports from the area.

A hiker stumbled upon what appeared to be a human skull Sunday in the area near the 11000 block of Dublin Canyon Road. Deputies called to the scene agreed it was a skull and located additional bones nearby.

Investigators are also looking into the possibility that the bones - believed to be those of a man - are from a transient.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

No signs of foul play?

Alright! Crime rate's going down!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm


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Posted by wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I used to live on Dublin Canyon road and there was a very interesting homeless man that lived in the hills there. I would hire him to do stuff around the yard and he would only take food as payment. Sad to think it could be his remains.

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Posted by Tony56
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I too remember seeing a homeless man that used to walk down Dublin Canyon Road. He always had trash bags wrapped around him like a jacket. I feel sad to think it might have been him.

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Posted by Dwight
a resident of Rosepointe
on Aug 25, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I used to see John shuffling down Dublin Canyon all dressed in his Sunday best. I stopped my truck and offered him some money once. He looked me in the eye with confusion, and said "no" and kept on shufflin'. RIP John.

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