Union City Man Found in Trash Can Sunday Morning Dies at Local Hospital

An investigation into the case is underway by Union City PD.

By Kyle Bonagura and Bob Redell
|  Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012  |  Updated 7:26 AM PDT
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A Union City resident was taking out the trash early Sunday morning when she discovered a body in her trash can.

A Union City resident was taking out the trash early Sunday morning when she discovered a body in her trash can.

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Union City Man Found in Trash Can Dies

A Union City resident was taking out the trash early Sunday morning when she discovered a body in her trash can. Bob Redell reports.
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A Union City resident was taking out the trash early Sunday morning when she discovered a body in her trash can.

The man, later identified as Union City resident Joseph Perez, was taken to a local hospital where he died. His sister told NBC Bay Area that he was a good brother and a good son. "He didn't deserve to be in a trash can," she said.

Police said he had been out drinking on the night he died. Police also noted how cold it was on the evening that he died.

The Union City Police Department encourages anyone with information regarding this case to cal Det. Czar Valdehueza at (510) 675-5354 or the Union City Police Department's tip line.

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