The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's Office has not disclosed the manner of his death as of the Voice's Wednesday press deadline.
Opeta was found at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14 in the 900 block of El Monte Avenue. Police immediately gave assurances that there was no threat to public safety.
Opeta's family has reportedly been notified of his death.
Following reports of the death, Mountain View Mayor Lenny Siegel told the Voice that Opeta was living out of his vehicle on weekdays while working in Los Altos. Siegel said this information came from Police Chief Max Bosel.
Police officials declined to confirm Siegel's information.
Pedestrian seriously hurt in hit-and-run
Mountain View police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene after hitting and seriously injuring a pedestrian last Thursday night, police said in a press release Monday.
The driver hit the 52-year-old man at about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the area of Bryant Avenue and Shady Spring Lane, according to police. The victim was "possibly running in the area" when he was hit, police said.
The suspect had already left the scene by the time emergency responders arrived to find the victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries.
Police are asking anyone with video, photos or additional information to contact Officer Mike Magana at [email protected] or 650-903-6344. Reference case number 18-07934.
—Bay City News Service
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