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Man found dead in truck near creek

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Metro police are investigating a death in southern Jefferson County after officers were called to the 7000 block of Walnut Creek Court near McNeely Lake Park around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

According to LMPD, a relative noticed a truck was parked behind a home near a creek. The truck was covered in mud because recent rains flooded the creek.

"So when they went down there to kinda investigate they found that it was that relative that was inside the truck," said Dwight Mitchell, with the LMPD Public Information Office.

Investigators say it appears the man found dead drove the truck to where it was found, but it is not clear at this point when that happened.     

An autopsy is planned Tuesday.

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