Transient found dead in strip mall parking lot

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PETALUMA (KRON)—Petaluma police found a transient man dead Tuesday night in a strip mall parking lot.

The body was found around 7 p.m. on the ground between a dumpster and a fence in the parking lot located on East Washington St.

The man is believed to be in his 20s and has a history of health problems and substance abuse.

Police found a substance near the body that they believe is methamphetamine.

No evidence of foul play or suicide has been found, police said.

The man found dead has been identified as 23-year-old Matthew Stinson.

The man’s name has not been released because police are still trying to get a hold of the family.

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