Person appeared to have died several days prior to discovery Saturday morning
A body was found in Calle Guanajuato Park near the corner of Granite Street and High Street on Saturday morning, the Ashland Police Department has announced. A report was received at about 9:15 a.m. Saturday of a deceased person in a grassy area near a set of stairs that runs from Granite Street down to the park, which runs along Ashland Creek between Granite Street and Calle Guanajuato, the walkway between the creek and the buildings fronting on Ashland Plaza.
Officers, detectives and a deputy medical examiner responded to investigate. The decedent appeared to be an unhoused person who had passed away several days prior to Aug. 27. No signs of foul play were apparent.
The location of the person may not have been readily noticeable to people walking in the area or using the stairs, according to police. The name of the decedent is not being released at this time, pending an autopsy and fingerprints being taken.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Lindsey Rochon-Evertt at the Ashland Police Department. Call the Ashland Police Department at 541-482-5211. You can also call the anonymous tip line at 541-552-2333 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email Ashland.news Executive Editor Bert Etling at email@example.com or call or text him at 541-631-1313.