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Male parolee found dead by S.L. police

A man on parole to a halfway house from the Utah State Prison was found dead Friday morning.

Phillip Gibbs, 43, had been released from prison on Tuesday and was living at the Salt Lake City Transitional Center near 300 South and 500 East while looking for a job, a Department of Corrections press release states.

Officers found the man at 6:30 a.m. and called paramedics when they were unable to wake him, according to the release. Gibbs was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gibbs had told officers Thursday night he had ingested both cocaine and heroin, but reportedly said he "felt fine," the DOC said. Agents had apparently checked the man repeatedly during the night. An autopsy is being conducted to determine an exact cause of death.

The Salt Lake City Police Department will also investigate the death, the DOC said.

Gibbs was released from prison after serving time for convictions for attempted distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and theft.