Police are investigating a homicide in the 2100 block of South Tucson Avenue.

Tucson police released the name of an elderly man who was found dead in his home on the city’s south side Friday afternoon.

Fernando Broyles, 71, was found with obvious signs of trauma in his home in the 2100 block of South Tucson Avenue, near South County Club Road and East 36th Street, according to Officer Frank Magos, a department spokesman.

Magos said a neighbor who regularly checks in on the man at his home called police after finding him shortly before 12 p.m.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Magos said.

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No further information was immediately available.

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Stephanie is a Tucson native and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014. She worked for newspapers in Rapid City, South Dakota; Manhattan, Kansas; and Lake Havasu City before moving back to Tucson.