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Man found burned near Rubel Park died from a gunshot wound

Despite the body being burned, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office said the man, now identified as 49-year-old Derick Williams, died from a gunshot wound.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Early Monday morning around 3:20 a.m., LMPD says they responded to a body found in an alley near Rubel Park, in the 600 block of Barret Ave.

When they arrived, they found a man dead at the scene, and his body had been burned.

Despite the body being burned, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office says that the man, now identified as 49-year-old Derick Williams, died from a gunshot wound.

The LMPD Homicide Unit is investigating since they suspect foul play.

There are currently no suspects.

If you or anyone you know has any information about this case, LMPD asks that you call their anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673), or use their online crime tip portal.

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