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Death of man found in Norfolk apartment classified as homicide

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 18:10:53-05

NORFOLK, Va. – Detectives with the Norfolk Police Department are investigating a man’s death as a homicide after his body was found inside an apartment Thursday afternoon.

According to police, around 12:30 p.m., crews from the police department and Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to the 1000 block of Little Bay Avenue to check on the well-being of a man.

When first responders arrived, they found a man unresponsive inside of the apartment. Medics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

On Friday, police identified the victim as 50-year-old Michael D. Mizzell.

Detectives have not released the circumstances surrounding this incident, but the man's death was ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. If you or someone you know has information in this case, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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