Richmond police investigation on Stenmark Drive


The Richmond Police Department is calling the discovery of the body of a 20-year-old man on Stenmark Drive on Thursday, March 2, as an “unexplained death,” police said.

The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased person as Ariel Alfonso Mejia-Menedez, 20, of Richmond, and stated that he was pronounced dead at 2:41 p.m. Thursday.

Police have released few details about the active investigation, which at first viewed the incident as a possible homicide. Police now view the incident as an unexplained death.