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Documents provide new information about body found in yard

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The scene where a body was found Saturday. The scene where a body was found Saturday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Court documents released Monday are providing a few more details about a body found in a Spokane yard over the weekend. The documents list the death as suspicious. On Saturday, the death was being called unusual.

According to the documents, police were called to the house located on North Howard after a real estate agent found the body. The real estate agent was there to show the house, which is listed as for sale.

When police arrived, there was no answer at the door and a dog barking inside. Police entered the house, found no one inside and turned the dog over to Spokanimal.

Neighbors told police that they saw a U-Haul truck and small silver car leaving the house earlier, according to the documents. Another neighbor told police she saw a lot of vehicle and foot traffic going in and out of the house. She told police she thinks it may be related to drugs.

Police also noted in the documents that the dead man was missing a shoe and that there was a shovel near the man's foot. According to the documents police also found tire tracks and stains that "appear to be possibly blood" on a concrete slab adjacent to the yard, with some tire tracks extending into the yard itself.

The identity of the man has not been released pending a medical examiner's report. 

The incident remains under investigation Monday.

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