WATERTOWN — A dead body was found Monday morning on the sidewalk outside of 359 Franklin Street.

Someone notified city police about the body, which has been identified as that of a male, from a nearby parking lot at 10:24 a.m.

Detective Lt. Joseph R. Donoghue Sr. said the man had been dead for at least a few hours, but a possible cause of death could not be pinpointed at that time.

The body was found at the rear of an apartment house, which officers believe was near his home.

Jefferson County Medical Examiner Dr. Samuel Livingstone came to the scene and directed that the body be transported to Samaritan Medical Center by Cleveland Medical Transport.

The identity and further information about the man was not released by city police.

Lt. Donoghue said an autopsy will be performed, which has been scheduled for today.

“We don’t have a lot of information” to share, Lt. Donoghue said.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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