Man found dead on Middletown bike trail

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Officers are investigating after the body of a man was discovered on a Middletown bike trail. Police say a large amount of blood was discovered near the scene.

Middletown Police responded to reports of a body found on the corner of Maple and Ninth Streets near the Great Miami Recreational Trail around 8:40 a.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim down on the bike path. Officers say the man did not have any vital signs and a large amount of blood was near the body.

Detectives were called to the scene to investigate. Police say the death is suspicious in nature and the investigation is ongoing.

The identity of the victim has not been released at this time.

FOX19 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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