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No Foul Play Suspected After Body Discovered In East Erie Park

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An Erie city worker makes a gruesome discovery Thursday afternoon. A body is found in an east side park.

It's still early on in the investigation, but initially investigators have been able to rule out foul play.

Around 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Erie police got called out to Rodger Young Park.
That's located at Buffalo and Downing roads in the city.
A city refuse worker discovered the body, lying near the playground.

Deputy Coroner Korac Timon, says the body is that of a black male that appears to be about 30 years old.
He says while there are no initial signs of foul play, they are treating the death as suspicious until they can rule otherwise.

"(The body) was found by a city garbage worker, as he was doing his route he could see him from Schaal ave behind me here, lying in the playground. So he called for help and the man was found unresponsive and without vital signs. So the police and our office was called," said Timon.

Investigators have not been able to identify the body yet.

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