Fresno police are investigating a suspicious death after the body of a homeless man was discovered in an abandoned home in southwest Fresno Thursday afternoon.
Lt. Joe Gomez said the body was found in the 1100 block of South B Street, just south of Fresno Street, by a man collecting cans. He told a nearby business to call police. Gomez said the man, who is known as John and is in his 60s, is known in the neighborhood.
Gomez said the body was discovered just inside the threshold of the house. Homicide detectives were called because there were signs that the man’s death may not have been naturally caused, he said.
Gomez said the dead man had been squatting inside the home.
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More investigation will be done to determine what happened, Gomez said.