Man Found Dead on Concord Avenue near I-680

The coroner is conducting an autopsy Friday to determine the cause of death.

-Bay City News

A 40-year-old man was found dead near a homeless encampment along the Concord-Pleasant Hill border Wednesday night, a sheriff's spokesman said today.

The sheriff's office received a report of a coroner's case near an encampment on Concord Avenue near Interstate Highway 680 around 10 p.m. Wednesday, Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

Emergency responders pronounced the man dead at the scene. An autopsy is being conducted today to determine his cause of death, Lee said. The man's name has not been released pending notification of his relatives.

Lee said the man was found near a homeless encampment where 47-year-old Jeremy Nagle was strangled to death on Dec. 5. Another homeless man, 38-year-old James Riley, allegedly fought with Nagle before his death. He was arrested and has been charged with murder in connection with the killing.

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