Homicide detectives are investigating the murder of a man early Thursday morning in Tampa near Memorial Park Cemetery.
At approximately 12:42 a.m., officers responding to an emergency 911 call found an adult man dead near the intersection of 23rd Street North and Lake Avenue East.
Authorities say 39-year-old Curtis Eugene Thomas suffered severe trauma to his upper body. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Thomas had been arrested dozens of times since the mid-1990s. He served over six years in State Prison on drug charges.
Police have not disclosed the circumstances behind Thomas' murder or if some type of weapon was used in the killing.
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Officials expect to release additional details as their investigation continues.