News

Police investigating after body found near Pleasanton trail

Circumstances still unknown

Pleasanton police are investigating after a body was discovered near the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail on Thursday evening.

(Photo courtesy of PPD)

The decedent had not been identified yet and investigators were still at the scene as of midmorning Friday.

"We are in the early stages of this investigation and at this point, it is unknown if there was any foul play involved," Lt. Erik Silacci said in a statement.

The initial discovery was made around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, after the Pleasanton Police Department received a report about a body near the eastern end of the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail in the southwestern part of the city.

Officers responded and confirmed that the person -- who was male -- was deceased, according to Silacci.

Help sustain the local news you depend on.

Your contribution matters. Become a member today.

Join

Detectives are also still trying to determine the circumstances of the death. PPD's criminal investigations unit was still at the scene as of 9:30 a.m. Friday, as well as receiving assistance from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office crime lab and coroner's bureau, according to Silacci.

Silacci told the Weekly on Friday afternoon that many key questions were still pending, including the victim's identity, his cause of death and how long he'd been dead before his body was discovered.

"We will hopefully have an update next week, assuming the coroner is able to identify the body by then," the lieutenant said. "We will have a better idea after the coroner completes their report(s)."

Anyone with information about the case can contact Silacci at 925-931-5100. Reference case No. 20-28577.

Stay informed

Get the latest local news and information sent straight to your inbox.

Stay informed

Get the latest local news and information sent straight to your inbox.

Jeremy Walsh, a Benicia native and American University alum, joined Embarcadero Media in November 2013. After serving as associate editor for the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com, he was promoted to editor of the East Bay Division in February 2017. Read more >>

Follow PleasantonWeekly.com and the Pleasanton Weekly on Twitter @pleasantonnews, Facebook and on Instagram @pleasantonweekly for breaking news, local events, photos, videos and more.

Police investigating after body found near Pleasanton trail

Circumstances still unknown

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Fri, Sep 4, 2020, 10:00 am
Updated: Sun, Sep 6, 2020, 5:02 pm

Pleasanton police are investigating after a body was discovered near the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail on Thursday evening.

The decedent had not been identified yet and investigators were still at the scene as of midmorning Friday.

"We are in the early stages of this investigation and at this point, it is unknown if there was any foul play involved," Lt. Erik Silacci said in a statement.

The initial discovery was made around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, after the Pleasanton Police Department received a report about a body near the eastern end of the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail in the southwestern part of the city.

Officers responded and confirmed that the person -- who was male -- was deceased, according to Silacci.

Detectives are also still trying to determine the circumstances of the death. PPD's criminal investigations unit was still at the scene as of 9:30 a.m. Friday, as well as receiving assistance from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office crime lab and coroner's bureau, according to Silacci.

Silacci told the Weekly on Friday afternoon that many key questions were still pending, including the victim's identity, his cause of death and how long he'd been dead before his body was discovered.

"We will hopefully have an update next week, assuming the coroner is able to identify the body by then," the lieutenant said. "We will have a better idea after the coroner completes their report(s)."

Anyone with information about the case can contact Silacci at 925-931-5100. Reference case No. 20-28577.

Comments

Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.