The man found dead in a tent in Pioneer Park, prompting Salt Lake City police to force the removal of Occupy SLC protesters, has been identified as Michael Manhard, 42.
Police have said Manhard appeared to have died from a combination of drug use and carbon monoxide poisoning. A propane heater was found inside Manhard's tent Friday morning.
Court records indicate Manhard was chronically homeless. He had felony convictions for drug offenses, theft and attempted burglary and served time in Utah State Prison. He also had misdemeanor convictions for violating Salt Lake City park curfews, and at the time of this death had a pending case alleging he failed to pay a fare on a Utah Transit Authority bus or train.