Dead body found near Berkeley walkway

Berkeley police are investigating a body found this afternoon near a walking path as a suspicious death, a police spokeswoman said.

Berkeley police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said police received a report around 4:30 p.m. of a person down on the West Street pathway near Delaware Street.

Berkeley police responded and found a man, who was pronounced dead, Coats said.

Coats said there do not appear to be any signs of foul play but police are classifying it as a suspicious death.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5900.