UPDATE: Body found near north side church identified as 49-year-old man

Scene where the body was found.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD is investigating after a body was found on the city’s north side Tuesday.

Police say the body was found near a playground by a church in the 2700 block of East 86th Street during the afternoon.

Thursday, the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 49-year-old Gary Swenson.

Deputy Coroner Alfie Ballew said the cause and manner of death are pending toxicology.

It’s unclear at this time how long the body had been there.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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