Homeless Man Who Froze to Death in Saratoga ID'd

Body found in garage in 20000 block of Orchard Road in Saratoga identified as Andrew Greenleaf, 48.

A homeless man living in the West Valley. Photo by Mayra Flores de Marcotte
A homeless man living in the West Valley. Photo by Mayra Flores de Marcotte
—By Bay City News Service

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office today released the identities of four homeless men who died over a week's time due to cold weather exposure in San Jose and Saratoga.

All four men passed from causes related to hypothermia between Nov. 28 and Thursday, the medical examiner reported.

The first to die was Daniel Brillhart, 52, whose body was found Nov. 28 south of downtown San Jose under a bridge for state Route 87 at Delmas and Auzerias avenues. Last Wednesday, the body of Enrique Rubio, 56, was located in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

The next two deaths were discovered last Thursday: a body found in a garage in 20000 block of Orchard Road in Saratoga was identified as Andrew Greenleaf, 48, and the body of Daniel Moore, 53, was recovered at Curtner and Canoas Garden avenues near state Route 87.

On Friday, EHC Lifebuilders announced that in response to the deaths and unusually cold winter weather, it had added 375 beds at three homeless shelters San Jose, Sunnyvale and Gilroy until today to handle more people during current cold conditions.

There are about 7,600 homeless people in Santa Clara County, many living outdoors in the elements within encampments, Jenny Niklaus, spokeswoman for EHC Lifebuilders.

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Parthenia M. Hicks December 10, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Incredibly sad story. While we are living our lives in relative peace and calm, others have no where to go. Warmth, in all its manifestations, is necessary for life. Blessings to those who are alone and very cold right now.
John December 19, 2013 at 03:12 AM


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