Dead Man Found on Capitol Hill

Medical examiner called to Lower Senate Park outside Capitol.

A police car drive past as it reacts after shots fired were reported near 2nd Street NW and Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013. The US Capitol was placed on security lockdown Thursday after shots were fired outside the complex, senators said. 'Shots fired outside the Capitol. We are in temporary lock down,' Senator Claire McCaskill said on Twitter. Police were seen running within the Capitol building and outside as vehicles swarmed to the scene. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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Billy House
June 27, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

A body of a man found Fri­day af­ter­noon in an out­door area near the U.S. Cap­it­ol has been taken to a med­ic­al ex­am­iner’s of­fice.

Few oth­er de­tails were be­ing re­leased, ex­cept that the body was dis­covered shortly after noon in an area known as Lower Sen­ate Park, after an ini­tial re­port of the dis­cov­ery of an un­con­scious man.

The U.S. Cap­it­ol Po­lice and Met­ro­pol­it­an Po­lice are con­tinu­ing to in­vest­ig­ate. Neither the iden­tity of the man nor the cause of death has been de­term­ined. Foul play is not sus­pec­ted but has not yet been of­fi­cially ruled out.

Po­lice have re­opened the area near the Cap­it­ol where the body was found, in­clud­ing Delaware Av­en­ue between Mas­sachu­setts Av­en­ue NE and C Street NE, which had been closed to ped­es­tri­an and vehicle traffic.

The body has been trans­por­ted by the D.C. Of­fice of the Chief Med­ic­al Ex­am­iner.

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