Pleasant Hill Park, located at 147 Gregory Lane, is currently closed while police are actively working in the area.
Please avoid the area until further notice.
We’re getting reports that a person was found dead in the park just before 5 am today, but that has not been confirmed by police.
More information will be released when available.
The following update is from the Pleasant Hill Police Department:
Pleasant Hill Police Department Press Release Re: 2/10/2024 Homicide
On Saturday, February 10, 2024, at approximately 4:50 a.m., Pleasant Hill Police dispatch received a report of an unconscious and unresponsive male found lying on the ground in the main parking lot of Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane. Officers and medical personnel responded to the scene and determined the man was deceased. Upon further examination, it was determined the man had sustained stab wounds.
The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Santiago Jacobo of Pittsburg. Jacobo was a member of the janitorial staff that had been working at the park late last night. Jacobo was discovered by his wife, who became concerned when he did not return home after his shift ended. She went to Pleasant Hill Park, where she found him unresponsive and called 9-1-1.
Pleasant Hill Police detectives are actively investigating this case. The suspect in this case is unknown at this time. Any person with information related to this crime is encouraged to contact the Pleasant Hill Police Investigations Bureau at (925) 288-4630.
Members of Jacobo’s family have been notified and are working with police investigators.
The Pleasant Hill Police Department, the City of Pleasant Hill, and the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District express our deep condolences to the family and friends of the victim.