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Body found in vacant lot

The body of an unidentified Hispanic male in his 40s was found in a vacant lot in Atwater on Thursday around 6:30 a.m. -- the victim of an apparent beating, according to Atwater Police Chief Richard Hawthorne.

No suspects are yet in custody.

The body was discovered by a passerby near the intersection of Atwater Boulevard and Winton Way. Hawthorne said the investigation is continuing.

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Reporter Victor A. Patton can be reached at (209) 385-2431 or