An apparently homeless man was found dead Monday morning in the 600 block of State Street.
The Santa Barbara Police Department reported no foul play was suspected in the death of a 39-year-old man, found lying outside Volcom, a downtown apparel store.
The police department’s dispatch received a call at 9 a.m. Monday about the man, who, at that point, was seen as a potential medical case. When the police arrived, they discovered he was dead and covered him with a yellow tarp.
“It appears he had passed away several hours prior to the call coming into 9-1-1,” Sgt. Ethan Ragsdale, the department’s public information officer, told the News-Press.
“It appears the decedent was homeless,” Sgt. Ragsdale said. “Name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notifications.”
Sgt. Ragsdale said the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office’s coroner division took over the investigation.