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Man found dead in Santa Rosa restaurant, police investigating

RANDI ROSSMANN,

Santa Rosa police are investigating the death of a man found early Wednesday in a Santa Rosa restaurant bathroom.

A customer found the man on the floor of the men’s restroom at Denny’s on Baker Avenue about 6:15 a.m., according to authorities.

Officers early Wednesday were investigating how long he had been there and what happened. The death didn’t appear to be suspicious, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Ryan Hepp said.

The man may not have been a patron and could have stepped inside the 24-hour restaurant to use the bathroom, Hepp said.

You can reach Staff Writer Randi Rossmann at 707‑521-5412 or randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter@rossmannreport.