Menlo Park Police Department

The San Mateo Coroner has been called in to investigate the cause of death of a 79-year-old man who was found dead in an alley near his home in the 1100 block of Willow Road this morning. When first responders arrived, they noticed a visible head wound.

He was subsequently identified Kenneth Chou, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office and the Menlo Park Police Department

According to the police, there is no information or evidence to indicate foul play. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Menlo Park Police.

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Menlo Park mayor and police chief to host two more community meetings

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