Police find man dead inside apartment, deem death a homicide

March 1, 2014 1:06:35 PM PST
A man found dead in a Berkeley apartment on Friday was murdered, a police spokeswoman said Saturday.

Police were dispatched around 11:45 a.m. to a call for a welfare check at an apartment in the 1100 block of Addison Street, according to Berkeley police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats.

Officers arrived at the home and discovered the body of a man in his 50s, Coats said.

His name has not yet been released.

Police said the subsequent investigation into the man's death determined that it was a homicide.

The investigation into the killing is ongoing and no suspect information was available.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5741. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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