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Menlo Park man found dead in alley identified

The 79-year-old Menlo Park man found dead in an alley near his home on Sunday, Aug. 26, has been identified as Kenneth Chou, according to the San Mateo County Coroner's Office and the Menlo Park Police Department.

Officers responded at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday to a report of a man lying in an alley near his home in the 1100 block of Willow Road. Officers found him with a visible head wound, according to a police department statement. He was pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel at the scene.

Though there is no evidence of foul play, the Menlo Park Police patrol and detectives' units, San Mateo County District Attorney's investigators, crime lab investigators and the county Coroner's Office have launched a joint investigation into the death.

Menlo Park Police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said in an email on Monday morning that the Coroner's Office will be conducting an autopsy Tuesday, adding that was all the new information she could provide. The investigation is ongoing, she said.

Anyone with information regarding the matter can contact the Menlo Park Police Department Detective Unit.

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