UPDATE: Decomposed body of an elderly man found in east side park

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by Becky Mortensen

MILWAUKEE---The Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that the body of a decomposed male was found in Back Bay Park on Sunday.

Police say they are investigating the death of an elderly man.

They say the body was discovered in a wooded area near the lakefront.

Volunteers from Alverno College were conducting a cleanup exercise shortly before noon when two young boys found the body.

Police say the man appears to have been homeless and may have been living in the wooded area for some time.

Police were on scene for several hours investigating the circumstances of the death.

Police are working to identify the man and are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing, but there is no evidence of foul play at this time.

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