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Authorities Wednesday publicly identified a man found dead of unknown causes last week alongside North Highway 101 in Solana Beach.

Landscapers found the body of Alan Dale Pyles, 59, on an embankment near West Cliff Street about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Pyles appeared to have been homeless, according to the county agency.

A ruling on the cause of Pyles’ death remained on hold Wednesday afternoon pending completion of postmortem exams.

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