Palm Springs man found dead in Banning

BANNING, Calif. - A man found dead near the Banning campus of Mt. San Jacinto College was identified today as a Palm Springs resident.

Someone reported 59-year-old Joseph Woodson lying motionless on the roadway in the 900 block of South Sunset Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Banning police and county coroner's officials. He died the same day.

A statement from the Riverside County Coroner's Office designated his death as ``suspicious,'' but didn't specify the cause of death. The case is under investigation.

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