Man found dead in transient encampment

The body of a 66-year-old man was found in a wooded campsite near I-5 at the Corson /Michigan exit.

On May 9, 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to investigate the report of a dead body in an encampment located approximately 20 yards west of Interstate 5, just north of the Corson Michigan exit.  Officers arrived and located a severely decomposed human body.

A transient living in a camp approximately 100 yards to the south located the body and called 911.

The body was located in what appeared to be the sleeping portion of a very elaborate camp structure.  The body was so badly decomposed that no evident cause of death would have been apparent had there been one.

The scene was photographed and the Medical Examiner responded and recovered the body. The ME will determine how the victim died.