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SC logo squareBy Andrea Swayne

The dead man who was found washed ashore Tuesday on Capistrano Beach has been identified, authorities said.

According to Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the man has been ID’ed as Ricky Lynn York, 48.  York was a known transient.

York’s body was found at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday on Capo Beach, in front of the Beach Road neighborhood, just upcoast of Poche Beach at the Dana Point/San Clemente border

The cause of death is still under investigation, pending toxicology reports, Hallock said.


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  • How was he a “KNOWN TRANSIENT?” Does he go around telling people he’s a Transient, or does he dress as poorly as Clark Howard? If either were true, its ANTI-American to say bad things of the DEAD who can no longer defend themselves!!! I guess we can forget about if he was murdered since he “was only a Transient.”

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