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VALPARAISO — Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the woods near Chicago Street and Mayfield Avenue.

The Porter County coroner's office was dispatched to the scene at 3:25 p.m. Saturday after a passer-by discovered the body. The man is thought to have been deceased for a couple of weeks due to the composition of the body. It appears the man was homeless and living in the wooded area, as his belongings surrounded his body.

The cause and manner of death, as well as the man's identity, have yet to be determined. The coroner's office will conduct an autopsy Monday morning.

Anyone with information on the identity of the man is asked to call the Porter County coroner at (219) 548-0208.

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