Police officials have identified James Curtis Hughes as the man found dead Saturday at the Sunken Gardens in downtown Atascadero.
Police said that Hughes, who was 51, may have been a transient.
Police don’t suspect foul play or any unusual circumstances in his death. An autopsy is being conducted by the Sheriff’s Department.
A Sheriff’s coroner deputy was summoned to confirm the death and remove the body from the park, which was taped off for much of the day Saturday.
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