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Dead Man Found Saturday Morning in Alley Between P and Church NW

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Saturday morning alley crime scene between P and Church Streets, west of 17th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

A dead man was found by a local resident this morning, July 14, around 9:45 am in the alley between P and Church Streets NW, on the west side of 17th Street NW. The body, a white male, was found near a building in the alley and was fully clothed, according to MPD Second District Captain Jeffrey Herold.

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DC Police Captain Jeffrey Herold at the crime scene. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Herold could not say at this point whether there was any sign of trauma that might indicate foul play in the man’s death. He said this would not be known until the medical examiner’s report is available, possibly within 24 hours (an autopsy will take longer). Herold declined to give an estimate on the age of the dead man or how long the man had been dead.

However, around 6:30 pm on Saturday, the DC Mayor’s Office of Community Engagement sent the the following tweet: ”EOMONE ‏@EOMONE1 @borderstan We hear man found this morning is considered a natural death. No foul play. Latino male. May or not been homeless.”

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