Man found dead in Berkeley’s Codornices Park

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A man was found dead in Codornices Park on Sunday, Jan. 19. Photo: scarlatti2004

A man was found dead in Codornices Park on Sunday after being discovered by a person walking through the North Berkeley park.

Berkeley Police say they received a call at around 1 p.m. on Jan. 19 of a “possible deceased subject” in Codornices Park. The caller reported finding a man who appeared to be sleeping, according to Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats. The caller attempted to check on him, but he was unresponsive.

Berkeley Fire Department responded to the location along with Berkeley Police officers, and paramedics pronounced the man deceased at the scene. There are no initial indications of foul play. Officer Coats said the man had been known to sleep in the park.

The Alameda County coroner’s office picked up the deceased man. A spokesman for the coroner’s office said they could not release his name as they had not yet found his next of kin. He said the bureau would conduct toxicology tests for drugs and alcohol as part of the investigation to determine the cause of death.


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