The initial evidence indicates that the death of a man whose body was found at a garbage site in Pleasanton on Tuesday was an accident, police said Thursday.
Sgt. Maria Munayer said police recovered the body of an adult male after they received a call from an employee at the Pleasanton Transfer Station at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday reporting that a body had been found among some cardboard recyclables.
Munayer said the cause of the man's death hasn't yet been determined but initial autopsy results have shown no sign of trauma.
"The evidence is leaning toward it being an accident," Munayer said.
She said authorities have identified the man but aren't yet releasing his name because they haven't been able to reach his family members to notify them.
Pleasanton police said anyone with information about the man or his death should call them at 931-5100.