Del Norte County Sheriff’s officials have identified a man found dead Feb. 24 in an area known to be a local transient camp as Eric Paul Day, also known as “Hanshaw,” 43, a homeless resident of Crescent City.

Medical personnel were called to the on-ramp at Washington Street and U.S. 101 that night, for a report of an unresponsive male subject in a camp nearby. At the time, Del Norte County Sheriff’s officials could not confirm his identity.

Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Steven said the cause of death was likely to have been carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a heater/ cooking source inside his tent.

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