A 53-year-old man was found dead in a homeless encampment on state property between northbound Interstate 680 and the BART tracks in Walnut Creek on Sunday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.
The reporting party, who contacted police at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, said he was living in the encampment south of Treat Boulevard and west of Jones Road and found a friend who also lived there dead, CHP Officer Brandon Correia said.
The cause of the death and whether it occurred under suspicious circumstances are unknown but under investigation, he said.
The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office is handling the release of the man's identity.
Anyone who has information regarding his death is asked to contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez at 925-646-4980.