County Hypothermia Victims Identified; New Victims in East Bay

The bodies of two men believed to have died of exposure were found over the weekend.

The Coroner's Office has released the names of the victims. (Photo: Santa Clara County)
The Coroner's Office has released the names of the victims. (Photo: Santa Clara County)
The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office released the identities Monday of four homeless men who died over a week's time due to cold weather exposure in San Jose and Saratoga. 

All four men passed from causes related to hypothermia between Nov. 28 and Thursday, the medical examiner reported. 

The first to die was Daniel Brillhart, 52, whose body was found Nov. 28 south of downtown San Jose under a bridge for state Route 87 at Delmas and Auzerias avenues. Last Wednesday, the body of Enrique Rubio, 56, was located in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. 

The next two deaths were discovered last Thursday: a body found in a garage in 20000 block of Orchard Road in Saratoga was identified as Andrew Greenleaf, 48, and the body of Daniel Moore, 53, was recovered at Curtner and Canoas Garden avenues near state Route 87. 

On Friday, EHC Lifebuilders announced that in response to the deaths and unusually cold winter weather, it had added 375 beds at three homeless shelters San Jose, Sunnyvale and Gilroy to handle more people during current cold conditions. 

The shelters opened after Brillhart died, However, there were spaces available in shelters the nights the other men died.

Meanwhile, two men were found dead in the East Bay over the weekend—one in Dublin and the other in Hayward—both are believed to have died from exposure.

There are about 7,600 homeless people in Santa Clara County, many living outdoors in the elements within encampments, Jenny Niklaus, spokeswoman for EHC Lifebuilders.

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