UPDATE 4:56 p.m.: An autopsy was performed Thursday on the man who was found dead in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.
The autopsy shows he died of natural causes. No foul play is suspected.
His name is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
Original story: Police are still trying to find relatives of the 45-year-old man who was found dead behind a business in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday afternoon.
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The department has not released the man’s identity, pending notification of next of kin, Lt. John Bledsoe said Friday.
He said it appears the man is homeless. Police do not suspect foul play but are still investigating the cause of death.
“We didn’t notice anything really suspicious in nature but until an autopsy is done we’re not going to rule out anything,” Bledsoe said.
He didn’t know if an autopsy had been completed yet; sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla could not be immediately reached for further comment.
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.