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Man found unresponsive, pronounced dead in People’s Park identified as Tyler Cary

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CHARLENE WANG | STAFF

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NOVEMBER 08, 2022

Update 11/13/2022: This article has been updated to include additional information from an online obituary.

On Nov. 4, Berkeley Fire Department, or BFD, responded to a report of a man found unresponsive in a tent at what UCPD Lt. Nicolas Hernandez called the “UC Construction Site” on the 2500 block of Haste Street.

BFD pronounced the person to be dead on the scene, Hernandez said in an email. Though the cause of death remains unknown, Hernandez added there were “no immediate signs of foul play.”

An online obituary published on Nov. 8 identified the deceased as 31-year-old Tyler Dodd Cary. Originally from New York, Cary earned his master’s in physics from UC Davis in 2014.

The obituary notes that Cary enjoyed running, playing the saxophone, having a good conversation and traveling with family. As of late, the obituary adds, Cary grappled with addiction and mental health issues.

“Tyler’s warm smile and easy laugh will stay in our hearts forever,” the obituary says.

Cary is survived by his parents, two siblings, grandparents on both sides of the family, “many” aunts and uncles and 14 cousins, the obituary notes.

Those looking to share their memories and condolences can visit the obituary page.

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NOVEMBER 13, 2022