Broward County

How did a man end up dead in a Fort Lauderdale alley? Police are trying to find out

A man was found dead early Tuesday morning in a Fort Lauderdale alley, police said.

Officers responding to reports of an unresponsive man found the body at about 6 a.m. behind 701 West Broward Blvd. It was not clear what caused the man’s death, but was being investigated as a homicide, police said.

“This is an active investigation and the circumstances surrounding this incident are still being determined,” said Keven Dupree, Fort Lauderdale police spokesman, in a news release.

Police said the man is 46-year-old Joseph Fetchen of Miami Springs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Jason Wood at 954-828-5344, Det. Mark Shotwell at 954-828-5517 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff