Body of Deceased Person Discovered Near Busy Ashland Street

On August 27, 2022 at approximately 9:15 a.m. officers with the Ashland Police Department were called to a report of a deceased person near the corner of Granite Street and High Street. 

Officers from APD, as well as detectives and a deputy medical examiner responded to investigate. The decedent appeared to be an unhoused person that had passed away several days prior to August 27th. No signs of foul play were apparent.

Area Where the Deceased Person was Found

The person was found in a grassy area near a set of stairs that runs from Granite Street down to Calle Guanajuato Park. The location of the person may not have been readily noticeable to people walking in the area or using the stairs.

The name of the decedent is not being released at this time, pending an autopsy and fingerprints being taken.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Lindsey Rochon-Evertt at the Ashland Police Department.

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