Man found dead in Phoenix Hill neighborhood

Man found dead in Phoenix Hill neighborhood
Police were called to a report of a person down in the 500 block of East Broadway around 5:15 a.m., according to MetroSafe. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Police are investigating after a man was found dead in the Smoketown neighborhood.

Louisville Metro Police Department officers were called to a report of a person down behind a building in the 500 block of East Broadway around 5:15 a.m., according to MetroSafe. A security guard at the building where the man was found told WAVE 3 News her co-worker discovered the body.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell. He has been identified as Blake A. Meredith, 38, of Leitchfield, KY, The cause and manner of Meredith’s death are still pending, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Anthony Wight.

Police are classifying the case as a death investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

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