The Santa Clara County Coroner’s office has released a new
identity for the dead body found floating in a creek Feb. 26 by
Gilroy firefighters and police officers.
The Santa Clara County Coroner’s office has released a new identity of a body pulled from a flood control creek Feb. 26 in Gilroy.
An official from the Coroner’s office told the Dispatch on Wednesday the body, once identified as Arturo Hernandez, actually belonged to Arturo Ambrocio Perez, 43.
Sgt. Wes Stanford of the Gilroy Police Department said Feb. 28 that police believed the man was homeless.
The Coroner’s office stated there was no residence listed on a report regarding Hernandez’s death. An autopsy report was not available as of Wednesday.
Just before noon Feb. 26, fire and police personnel responded to a report of a possible body in the creek near the 7600 block of Forest Street, according to the GPD.
Firefighters retrieved the body from the creek. The man was fully clothed and partially submerged, according to a Gilroy Police Department press release.
He was declared deceased at the scene, police said.
Police said there were no signs of foul play at the time.