Pleasanton Weekly

News - February 25, 2011

Body found near Valley and Case avenues

Autopsy: No foul play

by Glenn Wohltmann

Pleasanton police have a tentative identity of a man whose body was found Monday down a railroad easement near Case and Valley avenues.

An autopsy Wednesday ruled there was no foul play, according to Pleasanton Sgt. Jim Knox, who added the identity was not yet being released because the family had not been notified. The body was found about 7:20 a.m., lying near the easement south of Valley and east of Case, according to a police report, which said the man had no identification on him.

Police conjectured the man may have been walking toward a homeless encampment somewhere in the area while returning from Raley's on Sunol Boulevard. The man was described as in his late 40s or early 50s, 6 foot to 6 foot 2 inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds, and mostly bald with thinning gray hair. He was wearing gray shorts, a blue long-sleeved sweatshirt and tennis shoes.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.


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