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Identity of Man Found Deceased on Rowland Blvd. in Novato Released

At approximately 0117 hours, October 25, 2016, a 911 call was received from a motorist on eastbound Rowland Blvd., reporting there was an unresponsive male on the ground in the #3 lane of eastbound Rowland Blvd., just west of the southbound Highway 101 on ramp.   Paramedics with the Novato Fire Department responded to the scene and determined the subject’s death at 0127 hours.

The decedent has been identified by Coroner Division personnel as John Sidney KRABBE, a 64-year-old male resident of Novato, CA.

A post mortem examination and toxicology testing have been scheduled for later this week.  The cause and manner of death will be pending toxicology results and the conclusion of the Novato Police Department’s investigation.  No further information will be released by the Coroner Division at this time, as this in active investigation.  Any further questions regarding the incident should be directed to the Novato Police Department (415) 897-4361.


Darrell Harris
Chief Deputy Coroner