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Remains found in basement of North City home identified as 86-year-old man

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NORTH ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

St. Louis police have identified a set of decomposed human remains that were found in the basement of a North City home on March 15.

The remains were found after police received a “call for help” at a home in the 4200 block of San Francisco Avenue around 5:45 p.m.

Police said the remains were in an “extensive state of decomposition” and they could not immediately identify the victim. On April 2, police identified the remains as 86-year-old Herbert Lee Brown, of the 4400 block of Bessie Avenue.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine Brown’s cause of death.

The Homicide Division is continuing the investigation, which will be handled as a “suspicious death” pending the autopsy.

If you have any information, please call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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