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Police identify homeless man found dead in alley

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Posted at 8:22 AM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 18:47:22-04

The Temple Police Department is investigating the death of a homeless man after receiving a call of a body in an alley behind a tire shop. 

Police found the man in an alley between the 700 block of S. First St. and Third St. around 7:30 a.m.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He has been identified as 50-year-old Joseph Smith.

Neighbors said the man was a homeless man in the area. 

Many residents said they knew the man as "Schmitty" and that he always kept to himself. 

The body has been sent for an autopsy. No arrests have been made. 

Temple police are asking anyone with information to call them.

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