Body found in an alley near Third Street and Westview Avenue

Man found dead in Dayton identified

They are still investigating his cause of death, and said the determination could be several weeks away.

UPDATE @ 2:20 p.m. Sept. 9: The autopsy is complete on the unidentified male found dead in Dayton on Monday, but the cause of death is pending, according to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

The coroner's investigator said results from toxicology tests, which can take several weeks to get done, will hopefully shed light on what happened.

He said there were no obvious signs showing why the victim died.

The identity of the deceased remains a mystery, according to the coroner's office.

UPDATE @ 5:02 p.m. Sept 8: The male victim was found face down in bushes behind a strip of apartments in the 3700 block of East Third Street, said Dayton Sgt. Jared King.

Although the death is suspicious, officials are not treating it as a homicide at this time, he said.

A woman walking up the alley discovered the body and called 911.

The victim is in his mid-to-late 20s. There are no visible injuries on this body, King said, noting that an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

FIRST REPORT: A body found Monday afternoon in an alley, near East Third Street and South Westview Avenue, is being considered a homicide, police said.

The body was discovered about 2:30 p.m., and a Montgomery County coroner's investigator and plain clothes detectives are currently on scene.

Officials have yet to identify the body, but Paul Fincher, who lives in the neighborhood, said it's a male.

"I've been here six years, and it's been a real good part of the neighborhood, everybody knows everybody, we all get along, for something to happen here would be very, very unusual, " he said.

"I saw his body from a point from where I was standing, I could tell he was a black male, on the heavy side, he didn't have a shirt on."

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