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Homeowner finds man dead in backyard swimming pool


Metro Police said a homeowner in the eastern valley found a man dead in a backyard swimming pool Sunday afternoon.

Police responded at 3:48 p.m. to the call in the 2300 block of Abarth Street, which is near Sahara Avenue and the Desert Rose Golf Course.

Lt. Ted Snodgrass said the homeowner walked outside and saw the man, who police believe was in his late 50s, at the bottom of the pool. The man was pronounced dead after firefighters pulled him from the water.

Homeowners and neighbors don't know the man, and it's unclear how he got into the backyard, Snodgrass said. Police are trying to determine whether he entered through one of two backyard gates.

Detectives from Metro's violent crimes section are investigating the man's death, although he didn't have any visible signs of trauma to his body, Snodgrass said.

"There doesn't look like anything out here right now to make us believe it's a homicide," he said.

Police found identification on the man and were trying to get in touch with people who might have known him, Snodgrass said.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the man and perform an autopsy to determine his cause and manner of death.

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