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Chambersburg police probe death of man found in a yard

August 06, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Police Department is investigating a suspicious death of a man discovered this morning on Hemlock Circle, Detective Sgt. Dianne Kelso said.

Police recieved a call at about 8:15 a.m. about a man lying in a yard and possibly dead at 8 Hermlock Circle, Kelso said. The man had injuries to his head and an autopsy was being performed at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., today to determine the cause and manner of death.

Kelso said the injuries to the man's head could have been caused by a gunshot or shots.

The man, who is white, had not been positively identified as of noon, she said. His body was found about eight feet off the sidewalk, she said.

No one had been taken into custody, no weapon was found at the scene and police are investigating it as a suspicious death, Kelso said.

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Anyone with information about the incident can call borough police at 717-264-4131.

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