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UPDATE: Man Found Dead in Garage Was Murdered, Police Say

Police are investigating the death of a man in his 20s, whose body was found in a home on the 4300 block of Omega Avenue Monday evening.

Updated 9:45 a.m.

Omega Avenue was blocked off by yellow police tape overnight after a body of a man in his 20s was discovered inside a home Monday evening.

Around 7 p.m., deputies responded to a home on the 4300 block of Omega Avenue after receiving calls about criminal activity in the area according to police.

Sgt. JD Nelson of Alameda County Sheriff's Office said that when deputies went to do a routine probation check of a resident at the home, they found the body in the garage and a significant amount of blood.

The cause and manner of the man's death is unknown, Nelson said, and his identity has not been released. This is Castro Valley's first homicide of the year.

The Alameda County coroner's office was at the home this morning.

Deputies do not yet know who the victim is or if he lived at the home, Nelson said.

KTVU reports that a woman and her adult children — a daughter and son — reside in the home. She currently is on vacation in Reno. News reports also mentioned that a party occured in the area Sunday evening.

Nelson added that no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call Alameda County Sheriff's Office investigators at 510-667-7721.

Castro Valley Patch will update this story as more information is made available.

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Renee F. May 15, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Thanks so much for the update!
Analisa Harangozo May 16, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Renee, any update on your husband's grandma?
Renee F. May 16, 2012 at 03:54 AM
She is home safe...after hours of exhausting searching and phone calls on our end, she finally made it back around 9am. I appreciate your concern and updates! Unfortunately she made hours and many many miles of wrong turns. She even tried to get directions from a police officer at some point and he failed to be of much help. Sadly, this young man's murder took most search efforts away from her search. Thankfully she is only shaken but is safe at home.
Analisa Harangozo May 16, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Glad to hear she's safe and sound. Thanks for keeping us posted!
Travis May 29, 2012 at 02:41 AM
The house in the picture isn't the one where the murder was. I personally know the owners of that house and I do know that they have requested the picture be removed several times.

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