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Investigation Underway After Body Discovered Outside Elks Lodge

The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the deceased man is a Florence resident

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Massachusetts authorities are investigating an unattended death on the property of the Northampton Elks Lodge in Florence.

The Northwestern District Attorney's office told MassLive Friday that the investigation into the discovery of a deceased man is ongoing.

According to the Northampton Elks Lodge No. 997, the man's body was found Thursday morning in the entrance to their parking lot.

"Our hearts go out to those that are impacted by this terrible tragedy," read a statement from the lodge.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy to determine the man's exact cause and manner of death.

The district attorney's office told MassLive the man is a Florence resident in his 30s, but would not release his identity.

The investigation is ongoing.

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