51-Year-Old Man Found Dead on Irvine Bike Path ID’d; Homicide Investigation Continues

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A man who was reported injured and then declared dead on a bike path in Irvine Tuesday was identified, and police said he had been killed.

A man was found dead on a bike path in Irvine on Jan. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)
A man was found dead on a bike path in Irvine on Jan. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The body was found on a bike path near Los Olivos Apartment Homes and reported to police shortly after 7 a.m., according to a tweet from the Irvine Police Department.

The victim was later identified as 51-year-old Irvine resident Sidney Siemensma, the department tweeted. His death was confirmed to be a homicide, police said.

Several people reported to police that a man was bleeding and may be injured, police said. Motorists may have been able to see his body from the freeway, a police spokeswoman said.

Emergency crews responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Investigators were working to determine how the man became injured and what caused his death.

KTLA's Ashley Soley-Cerro and Melissa Pamer contributed to this report.

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