Cleveland police investigate after finding body behind shipping container


CLEVELAND (WJW) — A person was reportedly killed and discovered behind a shipping container on Cleveland’s east side Saturday, the city’s police department said.

Arriving on scene in the area of East 64th Street and St. Clair Avenue around 6 a.m., police said they found a body on the ground. The person was determined dead on scene by EMS.

Homicide detectives arrived on scene and found out that a passerby had called the police. They discovered the man may have been shot by another person driving by in a vehicle.

The victim has been identified as Santhony Thigpen, 33, of Georgia.

Police are currently investigating and no arrests have been made yet. They are asking anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 216-623-5464. Anonymous tips can also be made at 216-25-CRIME.

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