The 49-year-old man who hanged himself behind a store on Wednesday has been identified as David B. Epps, according to officials.
"His last known address is Laguna Hills; however, it is believed that he spent his time in an area where transients are known to stay," said O.C. Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.
Authorities originally said the death occurred behind the nearby Costco, but witnesses and city officials said the suicide actually happened behind .
Epps was with his own belt near the rear of the store at 27080 Alicia Parkway.
The first deputy on the scene attempted CPR, as did paramedics, but the man was declared dead, sheriff's Lt. Lloyd Downing said.
An autopsy will be performed, but Amormino said the death will most likely be ruled a suicide.