A 45-year-old man was found dead behind a business in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday afternoon, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
Around 1:50 p.m., police officers and Fire Department personnel responded to a report of an unconscious man on the 1200 block of Monterey Street near Johnson Avenue. They found the man lying on the ground in an alcove behind the building. He was pronounced dead by medical personnel, according to police.
Officers at the scene recognized the man from numerous encounters they've had with him, police said.
The cause of death is under investigation. The man’s name will be released pending notification of next of kin, according to police.