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September 22, 2014

Body Recovered in Lower Senate Park (Updated)

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Investigators construct a crime scene barrier in Lower Senate Park where an unconscious man was discovered Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 3:58 p.m. | The D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner removed a body from Lower Senate Park on Friday afternoon, following an investigation by Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department.

Capitol Police received a report of an unconscious man in the park at about 12:15 p.m., according to department spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider.

Police cordoned off the northern third of the park with crime scene tape and closed Delaware Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and C Street in Northeast D.C.

ABC7 news reports the victim was a homeless man who may have died as a result of exposure to elements. Temperatures were in the mid-80s.

Niels Lesniewski contributed to this report.

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