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Coroner identifies decayed body found inside convention center wall

A decayed man’s body found in a wall at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland last month was identified Tuesday as 42-year-old Joseph Edward Mejica, according to the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

According to a California Department of Justice missing persons report, Mejica was last seen on Aug. 22, 2020. 

A construction worker found Mejica’s body at about 1 p.m. March 9 at the convention center at 10 10th St., near Lake Merritt.

The coroner’s bureau did not have a last known address for Mejica.


Nik Wojcik of SFBay contributed to this report.

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