A man and a woman were discovered dead inside a car parked on Pimlico Drive on the northeast side of Pleasanton on Saturday morning, according to a city police spokesman.
The circumstances of the deaths remain unclear, though there were no obvious signs of foul play at the scene, according to Pleasanton police Lt. Erik Silacci. Based on the level of decomposition, it appeared the two people had been dead for at least a week.
Investigators have not yet been able to identify either decedent, Silacci told the Weekly on Sunday afternoon.
"We're going through all of the investigative processes right now," Silacci said. "We don't believe any foul play at this point, but we're not ruling anything out."
The investigation unfolded after police dispatch received a call at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday from a passerby reporting they saw a person unresponsive in a car parked next to the soundwall Pimlico Drive. After arriving at the scene near the Keneland Way intersection, officers discovered two people -- an adult male and an adult female -- inside the Acura TSX who were dead, Silacci said.
There were no obvious indications of foul play, external trauma or suicide in the vehicle or around the scene, but no potential cause has been ruled out yet, according to Silacci.
Still under investigation, too, are the identities of the two decedents and when they died. "It looked like they had been (dead) for a while … at least more than a week," Silacci said.
The lieutenant said that to his knowledge the Saturday morning call was the first time the Acura's presence had been reported to Pleasanton police.
The police department and the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau are conducting investigations into the deaths. Silacci said anyone who may have seen the Acura or have evidence related to the case should contact Pleasanton PD at 925-931-5100.