A man was found dead at a local motel Sunday afternoon. Alachua Police Department (APD) officers responded to a call at the Quality Inn Motel at 15960 NW US Highway 441 at approximately 1:30 p.m.
APD spokesman Jessie Sandusky said the deceased, who was identified as Clayton Thomas Calkins, was found by motel cleaning staff.
Calkins and a friend were both in town from Kansas, and working for a private firm. Calkins had been seen drinking at Kazbor’s in Alachua Saturday night.
Authorities say it is unclear at this time what caused Calkins’ death. Toxicology tests are being conducted to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor.
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