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Violent crimes detectives investigate man’s death in SE ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police officers found a man who was dead inside a vacant apartment near Zuni and Rhode Island early Wednesday morning and are investigating his death as suspicious, according to a spokesman.

Officer Tanner Tixier said officers were called around 12:30 a.m. to deal with a man who was inside a vacant apartment on the 8000 block of Zuni SE.

When they arrived they discovered the man was dead.

“Due to suspicious circumstances on scene, this incident was made a full violent crimes call out,” Tixier said.

He did not say what was suspicious about the death or if the man had obvious injuries. The Office of the Medical Investigator will figure out how the man died, Tixier said.

He hasn’t been identified.

Tixier didn’t say if there are any suspects in the case.