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Death of man found in SUV 'suspicious,' West Mifflin police say

| Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

The body of a man was found Monday in the back seat of a sport utility vehicle parked at a fishing spot along Route 837 in West Mifflin, police Chief Joseph Popovich said.

Popovich said the death is "suspicious" and that the man appears to be a 24-year-old Port Vue resident. Popovich said he does not know if the man had been reported missing and would not speculate on a cause of death. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy today.

Police were called about 5:15 p.m. after the body was found under the Dravosburg Bridge and near the Monongahela River. Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating.

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