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Metro Homicide investigating death of 35-year-old man

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a 35-year-old man who was found deceased off Marine Street Friday morning.

South Bend Police and fire were dispatched to the 1400 block of Marine Street at 8:45 a.m. for a man lying in the alley.

When they arrived, they found 35-year-old Derek Dekker deceased.

Investigators say there were no obvious signs of a cause of death, they are concerned because it appeared he may have died elsewhere and moved to the alley, reports said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

If you have any information in this case, please contact the St. Joseph Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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