Body found in Seattle's Discovery Park



SEATTLE - A man was found dead Thursday morning in Seattle’s Discovery Park, but homicide detectives determined it was a suicide.

Police said 911 dispatchers received a call from a man around 7 a.m. saying he found the body. He took police and medics to the location.

The fully-clothed body was leaning over as though he is praying, not far from the water. The man’s body was taken by the medical examiner’s staff, and his name was not immediately released pending an autopsy and family notification.

At 534 acres, Discovery Park is Seattle’s largest natural area. For years it was home to the Army’s Fort Lawton, and was designated as a park in 1972. Fort Lawton, which was built in 1900, remained on a small portion of the space until its official closure in Feb. 2012.

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