UPDATE: Dead body found in Pleasant Hill

April 6, 2011 22:45 pm · 9 comments

The following is an update on the dead body investigation in Pleasant Hill.

Pleasant Hill Police Lt. Dan Connelly gives us the information….

On 4/6/2011, at about 1735 Hours, a homeless man reported finding the body of another homeless man in a vacant shed behind a business in the 500 block of Contra Costa Bl. The shed was being used as a temporary shelter by the deceased man as there was a mattress and other personal items inside. The body was examined and there was no obvious sign of trauma or cause of death.

Other homeless people were in the area and questioned as a part of the investigation. No one knew the man or had any information on the cause of death. Some witnesses speculated that it may have been related to a pool of blood that was seen about 1/3 of a mile away in a park. Officers examined the blood but there was no indication that is was related to the deceased man.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, but there does not appear to be any indication of a crime. The deceased man has not yet been identified. An autopsy will be conducted on Thursday by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

The body was found behind Pep-Boys, and the pool of blood was near Chilpancingo Park on Golf Club Road, close to Contra Costa Boulevard.

Thanks to Lt. Dan Connelly for the update, and thanks to Craig Cannon for the original newstip on the dead body investigation in Pleasant Hill.

1 Cheryl April 6, 2011 at 11:01 PM

I KNEW that’s what was going on! We went to Safeway and saw the police sitting by the dumpster with Crime Scene tape and figured it was going to be a body found.

2 Mr. Anon E. Mouse April 6, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Aww that’s sad news. He was someone’s father, brother, uncle, definitely son.
RIP John Doe

PS: Sooo what was up with the puddle of blood near DVC???

3 Phoenyx April 6, 2011 at 11:51 PM

So sad that is how somebody met their end… alone in a storage shed. :(

That explains the police activity when I was leaving DVC tonight (the puddle of blood, that is). I KNEW if there was any information about it, I’d find it here. Thanks again, Mr. Mayor!

4 Concernicus April 6, 2011 at 11:56 PM

i second Mr. Anon E. Mouse’s PS.

5 The Mamba April 7, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Scary, hopefully the Pleasant Hill police get to the bottom of this very quickly.

6 Jerome April 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM

“So sad that is how somebody met their end… alone in a storage shed”

Their choice to drink & do drugs…will we miss him ??

7 Walnut Creek resident April 7, 2011 at 6:25 PM

How sad, to die homeless, anonymous and alone in a shed … ugh!!! … Ths is the kind of story that makes you want to hug your loved ones or give them a call …

8 @Jerome April 7, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Too cold – that was a human being. Shame on you.

9 SillyGooose April 7, 2011 at 7:52 PM


“Their choice to drink & do drugs…will we miss him ??”

Really…? Its rude that when some.. or most people hear the word homeless they AUTOMATICALLY think theyre drunk or on drugs..

Yes, alot of them are.. but not all. Dont judge please.
God Bless.

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