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He died inside a shed at a vacant Pasco house. His name is still a mystery

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Police are asking for help identifying a body of an older man found inside a shed next to a vacant Pasco house.

Someone discovered the body about noon Monday on the 900 block of South Myrtle Avenue, Pasco police said. The neighborhood is between the railroad yard and the water treatment plant.

Investigators suspect the man died in the shed at least a month ago. He was severely decomposed.

While police are not ruling anything out, nothing indicates foul play.

The man had no identification on him, said Franklin County Coroner Curtis McGary, who scheduled an autopsy with a forensic pathologist next Tuesday. Officials hope to use fingerprints to identify the man.

Anyone with information on his possible identity is asked to call dispatchers at 509-628-0333 or email Detective Chris Caicedo at caicedoc@pasco-wa.gov. Callers should refer to death investigation case number PP19-19512.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.
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