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The body of a man was found about 10 feet from a south-side street Saturday evening and Tucson police are investigating the death as a homicide, officials say.

The man was unresponsive and had obvious signs of trauma when he was found about 5 p.m. by Tucson firefighters near South Sixth Avenue and Nebraska Street following several reports of a person on the ground, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.

The man was pronounced dead on scene. Detectives have identified the man but next of kin have yet to be notified.

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Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 911 or 88-CRIME, an anonymous tipster line. Dugan said even the smallest piece of information can help with the investigation.

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