UPDATE: Man Found Floating in Ellis Lake

July 22, 2013 10:35 am · 23 comments


The dead man who was found floating in Ellis Lake on Friday has been identified, but his identity hasn’t been released because authorities are still trying to notify his relatives, according to the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office.

The preliminary investigation suggests the death was an accident, the Concord Police said on Friday, just hours after the man was located by a child.

There’s no word yet on the cause of death.

photo credit: “Flash”

Howard K Mullins III July 22, 2013 at 10:53 AM


concord hater #1 July 22, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I seriously doubt that this was an accident. With all the shady characters and riff-raffs/low lifes that live over there, dealing drugs and stealing, I bet that this guy was rubbed out by some gang member. I am glad that I moved out of that shady area last year….

@concord hater July 22, 2013 at 11:50 AM

They probably meant the fact that he floated to the surface was an accident.

jtkatec July 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Concord Hater, I believe the shady characters to which you refer would be the Canadian geese and one female mallard who appear to be fleeing the scene.

Off topic. Does any one know if that otter is still a resident?

concord resident July 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Almost certainly a hit by the drug cartels, this is their M.O. They WANT us to know their here and their in control and if you try to stop them you’ll end up being another “example.” If we had SECURE BORDERS instead of coddling the illegals this kind of thing would never happen!!!! Thanks, Obummer!

Speaks English July 22, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Hey Concord Resident:
If youre so worried about our borders, learn proper English yourself (they’re*, not their) and then come back to complain and maybe you won’t sound so ignorant.

well.. July 22, 2013 at 12:24 PM

He was probably drunk and/or on drugs, passed out, fell into the water and drowned.

anonanonagain July 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM

So sad that a child had to stumble upon a dead body. Poor kid!!! that image will be left with them for a long time. As for the body and how he got there, that information I’m sure will be on it’s way.

anonanonagain July 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

@ Concord Resident, not to be disrespectful, but where are you getting your information?? You can’t blame Obama for this one. How ridiculous!! I am no fan of our president at this point but come on. Until we know more of the facts we have really no clue what the circumstances are.

Analnymess July 22, 2013 at 12:50 PM

@ concord resident #5

I bet most ‘illegals’ know the difference between their and they’re.

Joan VanSnark July 22, 2013 at 12:52 PM

They’re in control. Not their.
So sad that so many people can’t grasp simple English and grammar.

Futurama July 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Holy crap, so it’s ok to be xenophobic but bring up the fact that the person probably drowned from being intoxicated and your comment doesn’t get published. Righty O then, it was all those illegal gangsters and their massive drug cartels that live in the area. White people with sense will build a giant wall, and chase any non Europeans away. That dead guy was almost all of your sons and daughters, since their drug use is forced on them by minorities. Save us Jebus!

FRED July 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM

“So sad that a child had to stumble upon a dead body.”


Its me July 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Speak English, sometimes things that i post were also edited with words that i didn’t put. So don’t jump the gun because you see a miss spelled word.

Anon July 22, 2013 at 1:21 PM

RiP to the person and my condolences to their family. Its never easy to lose a family member. If it was an accident, they are in a better place. If it was a homicide, somebody better come clean and turn themselves in “what goes around comes around”.

MadMom July 22, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Gee…um…glad to see that everyone is taking a good look at the situation.
No rush to judgement here. Only eloquently stated observations.

Ignorance does indeed breed contempt.

oldgal. July 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM

such a mood…

oldgal. July 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM


anonamust July 22, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Fred, not all children see the vile things that they put on TV or in movie houses these days. There are still some parents that actually monitor what their children watch and see .
Nice use of capital letters, which only proves that you are a hateful little cretin…….

Local July 22, 2013 at 10:40 PM

At #14 and Mr. Mayor, you better not be editing out comments! Totally not cool.

.. July 22, 2013 at 11:31 PM

You, especially #2, #5, #7, need to find out the facts before jumping to conclusions. Have some respect. While I agree there are many problems in our area, this is a tragedy, not drug related or gang related. I don’t know what happened yet- I’m waiting for what the investigation finds as you all should, but I do know that this man was a nearby resident who suffered from Alzheimer’s. The problems you mention are valid, but this is not the forum for them.

concord hater #1 July 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM

@21 post:

to suggest that this was just an “accident” is being a little naive. knowing the location first hand, the kind of creeps that infest that area, the number of incidents (i.e. robberies, drug dealing, cops monitoring that area) I doubt this was a simple “man passes away quietly/meets his maker/goes to heaven/finds jesus” death story. This guy didn’t pass away in a senior home.

sorry I dont believe in the tooth fairy or santa claus.

concord resident July 26, 2013 at 12:39 AM

here we have a serious situation on our hands and you are fighting over grammar?! Come on guys! Jumping to conclusions when you have no proof what so ever. How ignorant is that! Accident or not his death really is a tragedy.I cant imagine what his family might be going through.My heart goes out to them

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