Northeast Times

Man found dead in woods in Northwood

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City hom­icide de­tect­ives have sev­er­al un­answered ques­tions re­gard­ing the shoot­ing death of an uniden­ti­fied man who was found in woods next to a North­wood de­part­ment store early Monday.

In­vest­ig­at­ors are try­ing to fig­ure out his name, who shot him in the head, how he ended up in the woods and why he may have been wear­ing wo­men’s cloth­ing.

For now, po­lice are call­ing him “John Doe.” A po­lice de­part­ment spokes­wo­man, Of­ficer Tan­ya Little, de­scribed him only as a black male, but did not have in­form­a­tion about his at­tire. One pub­lished re­port, cit­ing un­spe­cified po­lice sources, said he was wear­ing ladies’ gar­ments.

Patrol of­ficers found him near the 1100 block of Adams Ave at 5:12 a.m. while re­spond­ing to a “hos­pit­al case.” The vic­tim was un­re­spons­ive and had a gun­shot wound of the head. Po­lice did not find a gun nearby, Little said.

Para­med­ics pro­nounced the man dead at the scene. ••

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