Body found at downtown apartment complex

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SAN DIEGO – A 70-year-old man was found dead under suspicious circumstances Wednesday at the East Village apartment building where he lived, authorities reported.

A maintenance worker found the resident's body at the complex in the 1200 block of Market Street at about 10:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Police Department. There was a small amount of blood on his head, police said.

It was not immediately clear why officers considered the fatality suspicious, SDPD spokesman Billy Hernandez said.  The cause of death is expected to be released by the San Diego Medical Examiner's Office Thursday.