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Deputies investigating body found near Minnehaha Park

SPOKANE, Wash. - Body found near Minnehaha Park

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a body found in the road on the 4400 block of East Buckeye Ave.

The body of a male, identified by the medical examiner late Wednesday afternoon as Travon Asterino, 35, was discovered by someone on a walk early Wednesday morning.

"The body was just laying in the north side of the road, and there's other evidence at the scene that we are processing, so like I said right now we're not sure what happened," Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin said.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner's office identified the cause of death as a contact gunshot wound to the chest. The manner of death is pending further investigation.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is investigating Asterino's death as a homicide and deputies are asking anyone who has seen anything suspicious or who might have information to call Crime Check at 456-2233.