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Concord man's death not believed to be related to Danville fight

Man's death was not the result of a criminal act

Police said foul play does not appear to be involved in the death of a 20-year-old Concord man who was involved in a fight in Danville over the weekend.

A family member found Devin Knoll dead inside an apartment in the 5000 block of Valley Crest Drive at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to Concord police Lt. David Hughes.

Hughes said there were no signs of foul play and that Knoll's cause of death was not readily apparent.

The Contra Costa County coroner's office is awaiting the results of toxicology tests to help determine the cause of his death.

Investigators learned that Knoll had been involved in a physical fight in Danville over the weekend and looked into the possibility that his death might be related.

Danville police Detective Sgt. Jason Haynes said few details were available about the fight but that knives and guns were apparently not used.

Hughes said the preliminary results of the police investigation into Knoll's death indicate that it was "medical in nature, and not the result of a criminal act."

— Bay City News Service

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