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Body found near Niagara Falls tracks showed stab wounds

NIAGARA FALLS – DNA and dental records will be used to identify a badly decomposed body  found Tuesday afternoon  in overgrown brush behind Cataract Steel, 1973 Mackenna Ave., according to a Niagara Falls criminal investigation report .

Police said an autopsy conducted Wednesday morning by the Erie County Medical Examiner showed the victim died of multiple stab wounds.

Niagara Falls detectives found the body covered in brush as well as various types of debris commonly dumped illegally in this area, according to Detective Capt. Kelly Rizzo, chief of detectives.

The body, identified only as an adult white male, had been there for some time and visual identification was not possible, according to the police report. Due to the amount of decay, fingerprints could not be obtained and dental records would have to be used to identify the victim at a later date.

Rizzo reported that several people had been interviewed regarding the body, including a person of interest. The investigation is ongoing and no speculative information on the victim's identity will be released until forensic results are completed, he said.

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