Kids make gruesome discovery in Middletown backyard

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A man’s body was found in the backyard of a vacant home in the 700 block of Elwood street in Middletown around 5:00 Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a group of children found the man. Drugs and needles were also found near the body.

The victim’s name has not been released at this time.

The cause of his death is under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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