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Originally published April 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM | Page modified April 2, 2013 at 10:03 AM

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Washington man ID'd in Sacramento high-rise death

The Sacramento County coroner has identified the body found hanging from a downtown office tower as a 30-year-old Washington state man.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

The Sacramento County coroner has identified the body found hanging from a downtown office tower as a 30-year-old Washington state man.

Craig Fugate of Vancouver was found Monday morning hanging from a rope on the side of an 18-story high-rise. Police believe he was trying an extreme graffiti attack because they found spray paint and an etching tool used by taggers on a ledge above him.

The coroner identified the body on Tuesday but lists the cause of death as undetermined because an autopsy has not been performed.

Fire officials said Fugate appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself. The rope then cinched tightly around his body.

Police said surveillance cameras showed Fugate entering the building alone on Sunday.

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