Man found deceased at homeless encampment near Richmond highway

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A man found was found deceased at a homeless encampment near Interstate 580 and Castro Street Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP responded to the encampment at 9:24 a.m. on reports that a citizen had found the unresponsive man. Officers along with paramedics with the Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded and confirmed the man had been deceased for several days, the CHP said.

“Our preliminary investigation indicated no obvious signs of trauma or illegal drug paraphernalia near by,” the CHP said.

The man’s identity was not being released pending notification of next of kin.