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Homicide detectives investigate man's death inside Valley Station home

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found dead in a home in south Louisville's Valley Station neighborhood.

Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a report of a man down at 5706 Alicante Lane, near the intersection of Dixie Highway and the Gene Snyder Freeway, according to MetroSafe.

Crime scene investigators taped off multiple houses and cars along the block near Pierce Way as detectives looked into the incident.

Dwight Mitchell, spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, said the deceased is a white man in his early 30s. "We suspect foul play at this point," he added.

Mitchell would not release the victim's name nor how he died. Instead, he clarified that detectives believed the victim died inside the house while several other people were present.

"The Louisville Metro Police Homicide Unit is investigating," said Mitchell. "We are interviewing several witnesses at this time."

Tuesday morning, LMPD detectives spent time interviewing a person of interest found at the scene. She has not been arrested but police said that may change as the investigation unfolds.

"It's fair to say that charges may come later on," said Mitchell.

While the cause of the victim's death has not yet been released, word of the murder investigation is not sitting well with long time residents of the area.

"Totally out of character," exclaimed Rebecca Nunez, a 40-year resident of the neighborhood. "Totally out of character. This, this stuff don't happen here."

"I heard the sirens at six o'clock this morning," began Patricia Scheele, "So, I knew something was wrong."

Scheele has lived just a couple houses down from the crime scene for over 50 years. While she too was dismayed to learn of the homicide investigation, the great grandmother said it's actually not the first time crime has hit so close to home.

"Years ago we did have a murder down here on the corner. Many years ago," said Scheele. "It is a nice neighborhood. It's a shame that people have to live like this."

Neighbors like Scheele and Nunez hope this is the last time police cars and crime scene tape invade the neighborhood they've called home for decades.

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