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Man Found Dead on Outskirts of Campus

August 13, 1998

UC Davis police are investigating the discovery Thursday morning of a man's body on the southern edge of campus.

Capt. Michael Corkery said that a Solano County employee tending some tree seedlings discovered the body on the northern bank of Putah Creek, and UC Davis police were contacted at about 8:30 a.m.

The body, which appeared to be that of a Hispanic man about 40 to 50 years old, was found in a weedy area near a recently rebuilt bridge on Old Davis Road, about one mile south of Interstate 80. In that area, the center of the creek serves as the boundary between UC Davis and Solano County.

Corkery said the cause and exact time of death were not yet known, but it was estimated that the man had not been dead for more than 24 hours when the body was found.

Although there were no obvious signs of foul play, Corkery said, the death will be investigated as a homicide pending the determination of the cause of death.

The body was removed by the Solano County coroner's office shortly after 11 a.m.

The investigation is in its initial stages and UC Davis police are working with the Solano County sheriff's office.

Anyone who has been in the area recently or may have any information to assist the investigation is urged to contact UC Davis police at (530) 752-1230.

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