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Update: Dead body found on Paso Robles walking trail 

Update posted Oct. 18: 

Investigation confirms cause of death was suspected drug overdose

– The Paso Robles Police Department has released more information regarding the deceased person found on a Paso Robles walking path:

Last Friday, the Paso Robles Police Department responded to the 100 Block of the Salinas Riverbed for a report of a deceased person. The police department and Paso Robles Emergency Services responded to the area
and located a deceased 36-year-old male resident of Paso Robles. Subsequent investigation revealed he had died from a suspected overdose. Foul play is not suspected.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the police department is requesting anyone with any information to call the PRPD at (805) 237-6464 or persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at 805-549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

 

Original report posted Oct. 16:

Preliminary reports point to drug overdose as cause of death, police say

– A dead body was found on the walking trail just west of Wendy’s in Woodland Plaza in Paso Robles on Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m., as confirmed by Paso Robles Police Commander Tod Rehner.

“It looks like a known homeless person was located deceased on a walking path in the riverbed area behind Wendy’s,” Rehner told the Paso Robles Daily News. “Preliminarily it looks to be a drug overdose.”

No further information is available at this time.

 

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