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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: The deceased male was discovered by a neighbor while out on a walk this morning. The Spokane County Medical Examiner is currently conducting an autopsy and more information will be released as it becomes available. 

KHQ TWEETS:

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINTER 7:21 Ready to take body away. @SpokanePD thinks this was a drug overdose. Doing autopsy today to confirm.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINER 7:04: The medical examiner is here looking at the body. Looks like they will move it soon.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINER 6:27AM: Just talked to the man that found the body. Said that he thought it was a sack at first.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINER 5:27 At this point, @SpokanePD can't tell of the man died naturally or not.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S KATIE STEINER 5:25 Officers told me that the dead body is a white Caucasian man, in his mid-thirties. Major crimes on the way.

THE STORY:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Police in east Spokane are investigating a dead body found early Friday morning in the area of Pacific & Helena.

Right now major crimes investigators are headed to the scene to look into the circumstances surrounding the death.

Our Katie Steiner is on the scene gathering you more details. Check back throughout the morning for the very latest on this developing story.

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