ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — St. Petersburg police are investigating a man’s death after his body was found Sunday morning on Melrose Avenue, according to a news release.

Officers responded to the scene around 7:15 a.m. after they received a call about a bleeding man on Melrose, just west of Dr. MLK Street South.

The victim was already dead by the time officers arrived, the release said.

The death was initially investigated as “suspicious” but has since changed to a homicide investigation. At this time, police have only identified the victim as a 60-year-old man. The man’s cause of death has yet to be released.

As of this report, Melrose Avenue South was closed between Dr. MLK Street South and 11th Street South as officers processed the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780 or text SPPD plus your tip to TIP411.

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