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Coroner IDs man found dead on city’s east side

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office has identified the man found dead Wednesday night in the 2100 block of North Spencer Avenue as 47-year-old James Hayden.

Hayden died after sustaining multiple blunt force injures and sharp force injures, according to the coroner.

No other details have been released.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police suspect foul play after a man was found dead Wednesday night in a residential area on the city’s east side.

Police were sent to check on the welfare of a person about 6:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of North Spencer Avenue. That’s northeast of East 21st Street and North Emerson Avenue.

Inside a home, officers found a man’s body with trauma, and homicide detectives were called to investigate. Police say the injures were consistent with non-accidental trauma.

How the man died was not immediately clear. Police did not release additional information Wednesday night.

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