A man was found dead at a bus stop in Old Town Eureka early this morning, Eureka police have confirmed.
Cmdr. Leonard La France told the Outpost earlier today that police received a “man down” call at that location just after 7 a.m. today. Officers responded to the scene and quickly called for the coroner.
The subject was a male, confirmed Asst. Chief Brian Stephens. He said that the cause of death will not be known until an autopsy is complete, and did not have any information to share about the person’s housing status — though he did note that no attempts were made to resuscitate the man, indicating that he had been dead at the bus stop for some time.
The death comes on the eve of a special Eureka City Council meeting to discuss a new initiative to provide safe camping/tiny house villages for people experiencing homelessness. That meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at Eureka City Hall — 531 K Street.