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UPDATE: Coroner identifies body found near downtown Las Vegas

Posted at 8:55 AM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 14:01:43-04

UPDATE June 21: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 60-year-old Mark Patrick Gilfoyle. His death was due to blunt force injuries and it was ruled a homicide.

Police are investigating a homicide after a body was found in the middle of the road near downtown Las Vegas.

Officers responded to reports of the incident shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Gragson Avenue, near Washington Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

When they arrived, police say they found a man in the roadway.

The investigation led by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Section indicates the victim was attacked by an unidentified male with a blunt object. At this time, detectives have not identified a motive and a suspect has not identified or located.

The man's identity and cause of death will be released by the coroner's office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.