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Flint police are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found behind a vacant gas station.

Police were called to the area of Pasadena and Milbourne on Feb. 9 for a report of a body.

Upon arrival, police discovered a man in his 30s to 40s laying face down, police said.

The man was pronounced dead shortly before noon that day.

Police have since identified the man as 34-year-old Deandre Lawson.

He was covered from the waist down with a deflated air mattress, police said.

Lawson had swelling and a laceration above his left eye, police said.

The incident remains under investigation.

If you have any information on this case, contact Flint Police Det. Chad Bladwin at 810-237-6912 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.

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