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Calgary police investigate body found on Memorial Drive 

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WATCH: Calgary police are investigating after a man was found dead at the intersection of Memorial Drive and 36 Street S.E. Jenna Freeman reports. – Oct 6, 2020

Calgary police are investigating a suspicious death after a man’s body was found on Memorial Drive on Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews arrived at Memorial Drive and 36 Street just before 9 a.m. to find a man in his 50s dead in the intersection.

Police initially told Global News it was believed the body had been pushed out of a car. However, in a mid-morning news release, police clarified that it wasn’t known if the man “fell or was pushed.”

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“It is unknown if the man had any injuries prior to exiting the vehicle,” police stated. “Investigators are now working with the office of the chief medical examiner and other experts across our service to determine what happened.”

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“There was no vehicle at the scene and officers are still working to determine what vehicle the man exited and how.”

Police said Tuesday night that the man “exited the vehicle at a red light,” noting there were several cars in the area.

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Police released a photo of a vehicle of interest in the case: a four-door 2019 or 2020 Volkswagen Jetta.

Police released a photo of a car that they believe is connected to Tuesday’s death. Calgary Police Service handout

The incident closed both directions of Memorial Drive in the area of 36 Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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