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NEW ORLEANS -- A man was found dead in the Lower Ninth Ward, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The man's body was found around 3 p.m. in a vacant lot near the intersection of N. Miro and Benton streets.

Police say a NORA grass cutting crew found the body. The victim won't be identified until his family is notified. Police haven't named a suspect or a motive.

If you know anything that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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