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Decayed human remains uncovered inside wall in Oakland convention hall

A man’s body, long hidden inside a wall at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland, was found by a construction worker on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The body, said Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ray Kelly:

… has been there several years and under the right conditions is now mummified remains.”

The discovery was made about 1 p.m. by contractors working inside the Kaiser center, Oakland police said. When officers arrived, they found what appeared to be “a deceased adult male, in late stages of decay,” according to a news release from Oakland police.

The man’s identity is not yet known, nor the cause of death.

The Kaiser center was built in 1914 and is located along 10th Street, near the Oakland Museum of California and Lake Merritt.

Anyone who may have information about the body found Wednesday is asked to contact the Oakland police Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the Tip Line at 238-7950.

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