Man found dead at Davis Center; Deceased person discovered in parking lot

Los Rios Police, UC Davis Police, UC Davis Fire and a coroner from the Yolo County Sheriff's department close off the scene of a man's body found in a car at the parking lot in Davis Center March 8. | Photo by Dianne Heimer | Guest Photographer |

Heather Roegiers

A man was found dead in his car Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of the Sacramento City College Davis Center.

Witnesses discovered the man and notified police, according to Don Palm, Davis Center dean and City College interim vice president of instruction.

The man’s name and age were not released, though Palm described him as a “young man.” Witnesses said the man appeared to be sleeping in his car and tried to rouse him. When they got no response, they called 911.

“There was no obvious sign of foul play, but there is a good chance he suffered a drug overdose,” Palm said in an email released to members of Davis Center campus Thursday afternoon.

Authorities are in the process of notifying the next of kin, but confirmed that the man was not a student at either Davis Center or UC Davis, Palm said.

Counselors will be available to Davis Center students, faculty and staff, Palm said.