Public Safety

Police are investigating suspicious death on northwest side of Cedar Rapids

Man found dead inside home after police respond to welfare check

Police officers work at the scene of what they have determined to be a suspicious death on 508 B Avenue Northwest in Ced
Police officers work at the scene of what they have determined to be a suspicious death on 508 B Avenue Northwest in Cedar Rapids on Friday, May 22, 2020. Officers received a request to perform a welfare check on the resident, an adult male, and subsequently discovered his body inside the home. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
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CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating the death of a man found inside his northwest Cedar Rapids home Friday.

Police went to 508 B Ave. NW after a caller asked for a welfare check on the resident at 9:53 a.m.

An officer could see through a window that a person was lying on the floor. The officer entered the home and determined the person had died.

Investigators and the Linn County medical examiner determined the circumstances of the death were suspicious, police said.

The man was not identified, pending notification of family members.

The body will be taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Ankeny for an autopsy, police said.

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