September 16, 2014

Dead 20-Year-Old Found in Creek Near Walmart, Police Say

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A dead body was found in the creek near an access road behind Walmart Tuesday, according to police.

According to the Ithaca Police Department, the to road leads from Elmira Road and Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway. Personnel from the Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance were at the scene to provide assistance.

The victim — whose name has not yet been released as of Tuesday evening — was described as a medium-skinned black male who was approximately 20 years old, six feet two inches tall and 270 pounds, police said.

Preliminary investigations concluded that there does not appear to be any foul play involved, police said. An autopsy and toxicology examination will be completed at a regional hospital.

Anyone that observed the victim after Sept. 15 is encouraged to contact the Ithaca Police Department.