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Police identify man found dead in Atascadero's Sunken Gardens

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.

--Nick Wilson

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