Of course, one never knows where or when they will die, but if you are homeless, the chances are you will die alone…on the street…or in a cold dark place.
And so it was last night in Downtown Petaluma…
Petaluma Police Report No 14-6086
“At approximately 7:30 pm, a citizen reported seeing a man lying face down on the sidewalk near the intersection of “B” Street and Petaluma Boulevard South in downtown Petaluma. The citizen called 911, and Petaluma Police and Fire units responded. The man was transported to Petaluma Valley Hospital, where he was declared deceased. The deceased man was known to be a local transient.”
“The deceased subject had a visible head injury; investigation is continuing to determine how the injury was sustained and its relevance to the case. An autopsy is expected to take place this week.”
“This is the eighth time this year that a person believed to be homeless was found dead outside in Petaluma and the 21st since 2010….During the same four-year period, Petaluma police conducted 238 death investigations overall. Tuesday night’s body is the first of the homeless deaths found on a downtown street….”
Update 12/19/14–The man has been identified as MICHAEL LEE PATTON, 60 YRS
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