Originally Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 2:59 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 08, 2012, 5:21 pm

Police investigate traumatic death

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By Laura Anderson Shaw, landerson@qconline.com

DAVENPORT -- An investigation is underway into the death of a man found lying on the ground early Saturday in a farm field entrance off of Utah Avenue just south of Telegraph Road.

According to a news release from the Davenport Police Department, at 1:31 a.m. Saturday,a Scott County Deputy observed "something suspicious" in the farm field entrance. Upon investigating, the body of a Caucasian male, ages 35 to 45, was found lying on the ground. Because of the "visual trauma" and the "environmental circumstances, a full-fledged death investigation was initiated."

The news release states that the man has been "tentatively identified," and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Police are asking that anyone who traveled along Utah Avenue and saw anything suspicious Friday or into the early hours Saturday call the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7979.