Santa Clara County Coroner Seeks Help in ID’ing Man’s Body

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner seeks the public’s help identifying a homeless man found dead last fall in Milpitas. Despite forensic tests, the man’s remains are a mystery even all these months later.

Authorities say they found the body the morning of Sept. 29, 2018, on the 1200 block of Piedmont Road in Milpitas. They deemed the manner and cause of death natural.

County officials described the man as having medium-length straight gray hair and same-hued beard. He had hazel eyes, weight in at a frail 115 pounds and appears to be either Latino or of Middle Eastern descent and between the ages of 55 and 70.

An artist’s sketch was released to assist in identifying the man. Officials urged anyone with pertinent information to reach out to the Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Investigation Unit at 408.793.1900, ext. 3.

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  1. Of course all human life is precious and everyone is worthy of compassion but let’s be practical here. If there is no sign of foul play, and there appears there was none, and the death was natural causes, and the guy was homeless, has few, if any, valuables on him, and no one reported this guy missing, then no family or friends (he may have none) are looking for him so even if he was identified, what are we gaining by attaching a name to the remains? The Medical Examiner-Coroner has finite time and resources and we need these spent doing forensic work-ups on all the dead gang-bangers and murder victims killed by illegal aliens. We really don’t have the extra resources to spend here trying to pin a label a dead wino.

    Tragic. Thank you, please drive through.

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