Police investigating after man’s body found on near east side

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Photo from the scene.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Indianapolis Metropolitan police are conducting a death investigation after a man’s body was found early Tuesday morning.

Police say they were dispatched to the 1500 block of Jefferson Ave on reports of a person down, and found an unresponsive man in an alley outside of a residence. EMS crews responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office  identified the man as 57-year-old Leroy Ruffin. The cause and manner of his death have not been determined at this time.

Leroy Ruffin (Photo courtesy of family)