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A hiker discovered a man’s body in a remote part of John Henry Johnson Park south of Pittsburg on Thursday, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.

The hiker found the body shortly after 5 p.m. and reported it to the sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s officials said it appears the body had been there for a long period of time.

Google Maps A hiker discovered a man’s body in John Henry Johnson Park in Pittsburg, Calif. Thursday, November 7, 2019. Authorities said it appeared the man had been dead for a long period of time.

The coroner’s office is trying to determine the man’s identity and will conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call sheriff’s investigators at (925) 313-2600 or email tips@so.cccounty.us.

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