Man found dead next to his car in downtown Palo Alto

PALO ALTO – A man was found dead next to his parked car Wednesday morning in downtown Palo Alto, according to police.

Officers did not find any evidence that a crime had occurred and there were no obvious signs of foul play, the Palo Alto Police Department said in a news release.

A passerby made the discovery around 6:25 a.m. in the 600 block of Waverley Street. The body was on the ground between a legally parked green 2021 Dodge Challenger and the sidewalk, police said, adding that the sports car belonged to the man.

Palo Alto firefighters went to the scene and confirmed the person was dead, police said.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office will continue the investigation into how the man died, according to police. The coroner’s office will also release the man’s identity once it is confirmed and his next of kin is identified.

Anyone with information related to the case can contact the police department at 650-329-2413. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call or text 650-383-8984 or email [email protected].

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