Investigation launched after dead body found in Oakland

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The Oakland Police Department is investigating a dead body found Monday morning. 

According to OPD, officers were called to the 1400 block of 5th Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. “for the report of a person down.” 

Police arrived and found an unresponsive man. 

OPD’s homicide division is investigating the death. 

Police are waiting to identify the victim until his family is notified.

Anyone with information is asked to call OPD at (510) 238-3821.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.