Davenport police investigate suspicious death

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Homeowners woke up this morning to an active death investigation right in their Davenport neighborhood.

Police and fire crews were called to a suspicious fire about 4:30 a.m. near the street, on W. Denison Avenue near N. Clark Street.

Once the flames were put out, a body was discovered. Davenport police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the body. It is described as a 5-foot-tall black male with a thin build and braided hair wearing tan coveralls.

Yellow caution tape now crisscrosses the residential street as officers work the scene.

Davenport police aren't providing any further information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (563) 326-6125 or submit an anonymous tip via the mobile app "CityConnect Davenport, IA."

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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