UPDATE: Body discovered behind Newport News home

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Updated Saturday, Jun 15 at 5:11 PM

Body found Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS - Police say a badly decomposed body was been found in a shed behind a condemned home in Newport News.

Investigators believe the man died as a result of a medical condition.

On Friday, authorities were called to the 300 block of 36th Street about 7:15 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the remains inside, said police spokesman Lou Thurston.

The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Norfolk to determine the cause of death and identify the person.

Officials say due to the condition of the body, DNA testing will be necessary to identify the victim. 

 

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