Community 'Count' Pinned by Dumpster

Alfonso de Bourbon, 83, was a prominent La Jolla resident

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Jan 12, 2012  |  Updated 4:32 PM PDT
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Community 'Count' Pinned by Dumpster

An 83-year-old man has been identified as the person found dead pinned between a dumpster and a wall, according to our media partner La Jolla Light.

Alfonso de Bourbon, more affectionately known as “The Count,” was popular in the La Jolla area, and owned a home at 7550 Eads Ave.

An employee found the man’s body around 7 a.m. Wednesday pinned against a cement wall between a loading dock and a dumpster behind Jonathan's Market on Fay Avenue.

Janet Becker, who handles home deliveries for Jonathan’s Market, identified Bourbon’s body, reports La Jolla Light.

“I know some of the homeless by name and I went back in case I could identify the man and I saw that it was Alfonso,” Becker said. “He would get food from the dumpsters and take it to his homeless friends.”

Police used video surveillance to determine what happened to Bourbon and are currently investigating the incident.

“He was definitely one of those characters in the Village that you never forgot once you met him,” Chris Stokes told La Jolla Light. “He’d been around so long, it’s like he’d always been there.”

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