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Identity released of man found dead in Tucson park

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities say a man who was found dead at a Tucson park
has been identified.

Tucson police say the body of 50-year-old Michael Bettendorf was discovered
Saturday in a grassy area of El Pueblo Park.

They say a passerby found the body with obvious signs of trauma, but police
haven’t released the manner of death.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide and detectives have canvassed
the park for evidence and spoke to area neighbors.

There’s no immediate word Monday if police have any suspects in the case yet.


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