Body of man found lying near intersection identified; cause and manner of death pending

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a “suspicious death” after a man was found lying on the ground at the intersection of West Rudisill Boulevard and Webster Street shortly after midnight Friday.

An autopsy was completed by the Allen County Coroner’s Office Friday morning. The man has been identified as Alfred E. Brooke II, 48, of Fort Wayne. However the cause and manner of Brooke’s death is still pending and more information will be released by the coroner’s office once it becomes available.

According to a FWPD news release, officers responded to the scene after someone saw Brooke lying on the ground and called 911 at around 12:15 a.m. When they arrived along with paramedics they found Brooke unresponsive. The paramedics tried to revive him but were unable. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based on information gathered at the scene, the Fort Wayne Police Homicide and Crime Scene units were called to the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.

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