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Transient Found Slain Behind Grocery Store

Death is city's first homicide of 2012, police said.

A 49-year-old transient was found dead behind a shopping center in Concord Sunday morning, marking the city's first homicide of 2012, according to police.

Officers and fire personnel responded to a call at about 7:30 a.m. about an unconscious homeless person at a shopping center on Monument Boulevard.

The man was found behind a vacant video store in a makeshift homeless encampment.

Paramedics determined the man was dead. He appeared to have been assaulted, according to police.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Major Crime Units Detective Greg Pardella at (925) 603-5836.

— Bay City News

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