Reports of a body on Melton Avenue

05/05/2009 7:40 AM by

A keen-eyed and hardworking reader sends in the breaking news:

Dead body found on front porch on Melton Avenue. Wife of couple who just bought the place found the body this morning. Police have taped off the block. No additional details at moment. I have to get ready for work.

By my count, this is the 5th homicide in the East End this year – one a month since the beginning of the year. Even with this killing and the recent high-profile shooting in Union Hill, murder is still down in the End End this year from last (and last year was a good year). Last year at this time we’d had 10 killings in the East End; we also only had 4 in the final 6 months of the year, though.

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