Skeletal remains found last week behind Tacoma Community College belong to a homeless man who apparently died of natural causes.
A person walking a dog found the bones near a trail by the soccer field Jan. 5 and called police. Detectives investigated the scene as a homicide because the cause of death was not immediately known.
On Monday, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as a 51-year-old Tacoma man and said he died of natural causes.
The man was homeless and had interacted with college security officers in the past, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
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Police continue to investigate his death.
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