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Man found dead in tractor trailer near burned CVS

A 51-year-old man was found dead in a truck near the CVS that was burned in Monday's riot, police said.

A 51-year-old man was found dead in the cab of a tractor trailer, about a block away from where a crowd of police, protesters and reporters gathered just before the citywide curfew went into effect Thursday night, police said.

The man was not identified, and police labeled his death "suspicious." Officers found the body, which showed no obvious signs of trauma or foul play, in the 2500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. at about 9:30 p.m., police said.

The truck remained parked in view of the shuttered CVS Pharmacy at Pennsylvania and W. North avenues that was looted and burned in Monday's riot after the funeral of Freddie Gray. Police said the death was unrelated to the unrest over the 25-year-old Gray's death due to an injury in police custody.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, police said.

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