NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Homicide detectives were canvassing the Kingsway East neighborhood in connection to a murder investigation Wednesday morning. 

Officers found a man dead in the alley before 7:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Northland in north St. Louis. A News 4 photographer at the scene said the body was badly burned and found behind several condemned homes.

Police later identified the victim as 23-year-old Tyren Smith of Maplewood.

Body found in North City

Crime scene tape and a St. Louis police car in a north St. Louis alley after a body was found on April 7, 2021.

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