Elderly man found dead in south Memphis - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Elderly man found dead in south Memphis

Memphis police are investigating after the body of an elderly man was found Wednesday morning in the 1000 block of Fields in south Memphis.

Officials said police were dispatched to the scene just before 9:30am, after receiving a call from a man saying he found his grandfather laying on the ground, unresponsive, in the backyard of his home.

The official cause of the death for the man, idenfied by witnesses as 74-year-old Dee Henderson, has not been determined, but homicide investigators said they believe fould play was involved.

Henderson's daughter, a lieutenant with the Memphis Police Department, was said to be quite distraught upon learning of her fauther's death.

Andrew Douglas will have more on this story later today on Action News 5 and WMCTV.com.

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