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Man found dead outside downtown Modesto business is identified

A 61-year-old man found dead Tuesday morning outside a business at 10th and E streets appears to have died of natural causes, Modesto police say.

A person arriving to work about 6:30 a.m. found the man — later identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office as Victor Vasquez — on the ground in the business's driveway near the street, said Detective Sgt. Steve Hinkley.

Emergency medical personnel determined Vasquez was dead. No injuries or indications of suspicious death were found, Hinkley said, but official determination was pending autopsy results Thursday.



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