Body found in April identified

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Douglas Peckenpaugh, known locally as a member of the homeless community, has been identified as the deceased man found April 6 near the intersection of South Montgomery Street and Buckboard Lane, according to Bryce Elder, a deputy medical examiner for Ventura County.

See also: Human remains found in Ojai — Identity, cause still unknown Ojai Valley News, April 8, 2016.

Peckenpaugh's cause of death is listed as decomposed remains; a contributing condition was chronic alcohol use, said Elder. The manner of death is undetermined.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Division did not respond for comment as of press time.

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