Man found dead at El Cerrito Public Library

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El Cerrito police are investigating a possible homicide after a man was found dead at a public library Monday.

Police responded to the El Cerrito Public Library at 6510 Stockton Ave. about 2:22 p.m. Monday on a report of a possible deceased person, police said. Responding police and paramedics declared the man dead at the scene.

The victim, described as a person who was experiencing homelessness, appeared to have suffered a traumatic injury, police said.

“The Contra Costa Coroner will be conducting an autopsy to assist with the investigation,” police said. “The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The case is currently being investigated as a homicide.”

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Sergeant Scott Cliatt by phone at 510-215-4418 or email at [email protected]