Hiker who died on Cerro Alto trail is identified

newsroom@thetribunenews.comAugust 31, 2011 

The hiker who was found dead on the Cerro Alto trail in the hills northwest of San Luis Obispo on Saturday has been identified as Thomas David Halaczkiewicz, 54, of San Luis Obispo.

Halaczkiewicz had been hiking and taking photographs on the trail Saturday afternoon when he collapsed and died, according to the Sheriff's Department.

An autopsy was completed today, but no cause of death was released. Further toxicology and tissue sample results are pending, according to sheriff's officials. No foul play is suspected.

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