A 44-year-old transient male was found Wednesday deceased sitting on a bench on the courthouse lawn. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

A 44-year-old man sitting outside the Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis Wednesday was found to be deceased, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies responded at 11 a.m. to a call made by a concerned individual who noticed a middle-aged man that was unresponsive sitting on a bench near Northwest Fourth Street and Northwest Madison Avenue in the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn.

Upon arrival, deputies confirmed that Brian Warzinik, a 44-year-old transient male, was deceased. 

Investigators are working to determine the cause of death and are asking the public with any information to contact Deputy Brigg Savage at brigg.savage@bentoncountyor.gov or 541-230-8829.