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Detectives Investigating the Apparent Murder of a Man Whose Body was Found Outside a Vacant Building on Elm Street



Central Precinct detectives are investigating the apparent murder of a man whose body, with visible signs of trauma, was found Monday afternoon on the stairs of a vacant building at 410 Elm Street.

A passerby saw the man’s body lying on stairs leading to a landing at the front entrance and, without knowing he was deceased, told a nearby officer that someone should check on him.

The victim, a black man who appears to be in his 40s, did not have any identification on his person. The Medical Examiner is working to positively identify him and determine the cause of death.

It appears that someone had been staying on the landing as several personal items, including clothing, food containers, and books, were located there.

Anyone with information about the apparent murder is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

The investigation is continuing.