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Man found dead at Pinellas Safe Harbor shelter identified

LARGO — A 47-year-old man found dead at the Pinellas Safe Harbor homeless shelter has been identified.

Kevin Brien McMullen didn't respond Saturday morning when a shelter worker went to wake him up for breakfast, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Staff administered CPR until paramedics arrived but paramadics were unable to revive him.

McMullen registered at Safe Harbor on August 18th and routinely stayed at the shelter until the time of his death, officials said.

On Aug. 26, the night before he was found dead, McMullen was acting out and disruptive in the male indoor courtyard housing unit, deputies said. Per the Safe Harbor rules, McMullen was escorted to the outdoor courtyard area to sleep. The outdoor courtyard is a covered area and clients are provided a portable bed and blanket, deputies said.

McMullen's death is the first at Safe Harbor since it opened in January.

Responding deputies said there is no obvious evidence of foul play, wounds or other trauma. The Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner has not yet released a cause of death.

McMullen has had one arrest in Florida — a January 2011 charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Authorities located McMullen's family in Indiana and notified them of his death.

Man found dead at Pinellas Safe Harbor shelter identified 08/30/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 4:36pm]
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