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Police Wednesday identified a man who was found dead in an Anaheim park, and said his death was being investigated as a homicide.

Authorities were sent to Ponderosa Park, in the 2100 block of South Haster Street, about 7 a.m. Tuesday “regarding an unresponsive male,” Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer said.

Michael Anthony Garcia, 42, a transient, was found dead on the east side of the park, Carringer said.

“Personnel from the Orange County Coroner’s office responded to the scene, and upon their examination of the deceased, discovered evidence of trauma consistent with a homicide,” Carringer said in a statement.

“Anaheim homicide detectives are not discussing the trauma suffered by Garcia,” Carringer said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 714-765-1900, or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.

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