Man's body found near Valley, Case avenues Monday

Police say cause of death 'suspicious'

Pleasanton police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man whose body was found Monday morning along an old railroad easement.

The body was discovered at about 7:20 a.m. at the foot of an embankment south of Valley Avenue and east of Case Avenue, police said. The death is being considered suspicious.

The victim was a white man who appears to have been in his late 40s or early 50s, with thinning gray hair, who was mostly bald, police said.

He was between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall, and he weighed 250 to 260 pounds. He was wearing gray shorts and a blue long-sleeved sweatshirt, and had tennis shoes at the time of his death.

He did not have any identification on him and had not been identified as of this evening.

The man appears to have been walking down the railway easement and might have been heading home from Raley's Supermarket, police said. He might have been homeless and had an encampment somewhere nearby.

Anyone with information about the man's identity or death is asked to call police at (925) 931-5100.

Janna Brancolini, Bay City News


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Posted by nancy s.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

sounds like a person that went out for an early morning jog. He wasn't really dressed for the weather (cold), but a runner or jogger still wears shorts when running in the cold, whereas a homless person would likely have many layers on. Also, most joggers go out w/o ID. Maybe a single man. I say send those CSO's out into the housing development and apartment complex with pic or sketch.

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