January 21, 2012

Homeless man found dead in wooded area

Marathon – A local homeless man was found dead in a wooded area of Marathon Friday afternoon.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating along with the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office. Another homeless man, staying in the vicinity, reported finding the body in a wooded area near 62nd Street at 2:30 p.m. There were no obvious signs of foul play in evidence on the body.

The deceased man, who is familiar to law enforcement officers, is not being identified to the public pending notification of his next of kin. The Medical Examiner’s Office will be performing an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.

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