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posted: 8/23/2013 10:53 PM

Police probe man's death in Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police were conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered at a home Friday afternoon, officials said.

Police tape cordoned off a portion of Park Street near Phelps Avenue, and several squad cars were on scene from late Friday afternoon into the evening.

An official from the Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the office received a body at 4:50 p.m.

The victim was identified as Scott Verden, 50, of Arlington Heights. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:02 p.m. There were no apparent signs of trauma, according to the medical examiner's office.

An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday morning.

Police said they are still working on some leads, and did not comment on the nature of the investigation Friday night. They said more information would be forthcoming Saturday.

Authorities said there was no immediate threat to the neighborhood.

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