Coroner Releases Name Of Man Found Dead in Creek

James Naylor Had Been In Water for 1-3 Days

Authorities on Tuesday released the name of the man found dead in the Mission Creek Slough last week. James Wesley Naylor, 55, was spotted by a transient at around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, and it appeared he had been in the water for at least 1-3 days, said police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood. Naylor, also believed to be homeless, was removed from the slough and the case was handed over to the coroner’s office for an autopsy and toxicology report. Authorities so far do not suspect foul play, said Harwood.

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