A Salinas man who was arrested for multiple sex crimes against children died from flu like symptoms Monday, said deputies.
David Stevens was taken to Natividad Hospital Medical Center after complained that he was having trouble breathing. The next day hospital staff said that Stevens died from natural causes that appeared to be complicated by flu like symptoms.
Stevens was arrested in May of 2013 after an international investigation. The search started overseas where Danish investigators came across some child pornography. They were unable to identify they suspect but they knew that the pictures were taken in North America based on a bag of pretzels that was in the background.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said within 24 hours of releasing information on Stevens, initially named John Doe, someone gave them a tip.