Homeless man found dead in Strip District

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A homeless man was found dead early this morning in a Strip District parking lot.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Peter Maggio, 56, was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m. Pittsburgh police said he was found in a lot at 16th and Smallman streets. The homicide squad said the death appeared to result from huffing drugs and that foul play was not suspected.

Maggio was scheduled to stand trial this month on charges of inhaling toxic substances, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. In 2009 he pleaded guilty to inhaling toxic substances and risking a catastrophe and was sentenced to 3 to 6 months in jail.



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