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Concord Man Found Hanging From Sacramento High-Rise

Police say that Craig Michael Fugate, 30, may have accidentally asphyxiated himself while trying to graffiti a building near the Capitol.

A man who grew up in Concord was found dead Tuesday, hanging from the 16th floor of a building in Sacramento.

Police say that 30-year-old Craig Michael Fugate was possibly trying to spray-paint graffiti on the high-rise when he accidentally asphyxiated himself with the rope he was using to lower himself down the building, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Fugate's uncle, Joseph Fugate, said he had never known his nephew to do any tagging before. 

"He is an artist. I know that," Fugate told the Sacramento Bee.

Craig Fugate grew up in Concord before recently moving to Vancouver, Wash., according to media reports. 

Patch will provide updates on this story.

Did you know Craig Fugate? Share your recollections and condolences in the comments.

Shawnda Cline April 03, 2013 at 12:33 AM
I will miss my nephew... He has done so much for so many... I don't understand what caused him to do something so dangerous.
Emily Henry April 03, 2013 at 03:22 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss, Shawnda, and for everyone who knew Craig. What was he like?
michael farley April 12, 2013 at 09:10 PM
shawnda i was a friend of craigs. we went camping,hiking,fishing togather and i couldnt find anything anywhhere that explained services for him. could you please respond back to me on if there was services and if he was buried so i could visit his burial? thank you

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