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6-year-old boy finds murdered family member while walking to school, police say

*This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.*

A Texas boy on his way to school stumbled upon a deceased family member in a backyard Tuesday morning, and police suspect foul play.

KENS5 reports that the incident happened at Sandy Circle near Post Oak View, in San Antonio. The 6-year-old boy stumbled across a 37-year-old family member with obvious signs of trauma to his body. First responders pronounced the man dead at the scene while investigators described it as a “violent crime scene.”

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According to investigators, the unnamed victim died at some point overnight. The boy, who was a relative of the victim, was stopping by the man’s home to greet him before heading to school when he made the discovery.

 Investigators said the victim likely died inside his home. It’s unclear why he was in the back yard, but the death is being treated as a homicide.

Sheriff Salazar with San Antonio PD said he didn’t believe that the man’s death was random. He also stated that he doesn’t think that the community is in danger.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6070.

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