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Man Dies After Being Found Unconscious in Trash Can

The man was identified as 21-year-old Joshua Gonzalez-Perez of Union City.

Updated 11:39 a.m.

A Union City man died Sunday morning after he was found unconscious in a trashcan on the 33900 block of 10th Street, police said.

According to the Union City Police Department, Joshua Gonzalez-Perez, 21, of Union City, was found at about 6:30 a.m. when a resident of the home went to take out the trash. When she opened the trashcan, she found Perez inside.

There were no visible injuries, said Sgt. Victor Derting.

Police and medical units responded to the scene and transported Gonzalez-Perez to a local hospital, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

According to a KTVU report, Gonzalez-Perez was a family friend to those at the address and occasionally lived there.

The trash can that Gonzalez-Perez was found in did not belong to the home.

Police are treating the suspicious death as a serious crime, Cmdr. Ben Horner told KTVU Monday morning.

A memorial for Gonzalez-Perez has been put in place at the home where he was found, readers said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Union City Police Department at 510-471-1365. Anonymous tips can also be left at 510-675- 5207 or tips@unioncity.org.

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cousin November 17, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Services for Joshua Alejandro "Pookey" Gonzalez-Perez will be held on Tuesday November 20 2012 1-5pm at Mission Funeral Home 22297 Mission Blvd. Hayward, CA 94541 — with Joshua Gonzalez-Perez at Mission Funeral Home.
Zoneil Maharaj November 19, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Thanks for sharing the info. I'll write a brief post right now to highlight tomorrow's service.
Diamond November 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM
James Nelson- have some respect.Your comments are not welcomed.
James Nelson November 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Diamond, I'm sorry, I didn't realize this was a Church and that I needed to behave myself accordingly. Last time I checked it was a News Article and I was tossing in some Facts. If this overly bothers you, then perhaps you should seek Help from a Qualified Shrink to "Talk it out". If my Intent were to be Disrespectful, Trust me I could have typed far worse things. Also be sure to Note that I have not Commented on the other Article where his Family Members have turned it into a Virtual Memorial. Do you see the difference yet between the two Pages? One is Reporting the NEWS, while the other is seeking Tears of Sadness.
Diamond April 19, 2013 at 01:09 AM
James- No it's not church.Sorry i assumed you were an adult and thought you might comment with the brains of one. My mistake.

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