Body found in Market Street Park

ANDREW SHURTLEFF/THE DAILY PROGRESS Charlottesville police stand at the scene where a body was discovered early Tuesday morning in Market Street Park.

Police are investigating the death of a man found by a passerby in Market Street Park on Tuesday morning, but say there does not appear to have been any foul play.

The body was discovered shortly before 7 a.m., according to officials. It was initially reported as a cardiac arrest.

Police said Tuesday afternoon that the deceased was a local man with no fixed address, authorities said.  

Investigators are looking into the cause of the man’s death. They have not released the man’s identity pending notification of his family.

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