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Missing man found dead on east side

Posted at 9:14 PM, May 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 20:17:15-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A man recently reported missing was found dead Sunday on the city's East side.

Metro Police say Tyrone Powell, 26, was found lying in a vacant lot near 21st Street and Dearborn Street Sunday afternoon.

Investigators say Powell was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police tell us Powell's family had recently reported him missing after they were unable to contact him.

Officers say an investigation is underway into how Powell died.