HPD investigating man found dead in vacant apartment

Published: May. 25, 2014 at 1:35 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2014 at 8:02 PM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville police are investigating the death of a man found inside a vacant apartment.

It happened around 11:42 a.m. on Saturday on the 1300 block of Boxwood Drive. Officers responded to a neighbor reporting a strange smell from a nearby apartment.

Huntsville Police Department said they found an unknown man deceased inside the vacant apartment. According to the Madison County Coroner, the body was found in an advanced stage of decomposition, so it will be sent to the Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy. The victim's identity and cause of death is still under investigation.

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