Injured man found in backyard dies at hospital; homicide investigation launched

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ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a suspicious death after a man was found unconscious in a backyard and later died at the hospital.

According to a police spokesperson, officers received word just before 7:30 a.m. Sunday of a suspicious person lying in the backyard of a residence in the 4700 block of Lexington Avenue, located in the Kingsway East neighborhood.

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Police arrived to find a man in the yard. He was unconscious, barely breathing, and bleeding. EMS personnel rushed the man to the hospital, where doctors determined he’d suffered a traumatic brain injury and cardiac arrest. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The victim has not been identified.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Homicide Division at 314-444-5371. If you wish to remain anonymous or are interested in a cash reward, call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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