Deceased man found on trail east of Sequim

Police awaiting autopsy, say no immediate danger from incident

SEQUIM — The Sequim Police Department confirmed Wednesday that a 39-year-old Port Angeles man was found deceased near the Olympic Discovery Trail last Saturday.

Detective Sgt. Darrell Nelson said that passersby saw the unidentified man and called 9-1-1 around 6 a.m. Saturday. He was found on the east side of Whitefeather Way by the head of the trail, Nelson said.

The man’s name has been withheld until his family can be contacted. Police are awaiting an autopsy report from Clallam County Coroner Mark Nichols for the cause of death. Nelson said police investigators suspect a possible drug overdose. The incident poses no danger to the community, he added.

The investigation is ongoing, police report.

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