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Man Found Dead at Seven Corners Shopping Center Tuesday

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found Tuesday morning in the alley of the Willston Centre II shopping center in the Seven Corners area of Falls Church.

Fairfax County Police report 49-year-old Gilberto Mendez was found lying unresponsive in the alley near the intersection of Arlington Blvd. and Patrick Henry Dr. on March 12. Police say Mendez, who lived in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, had multiple injuries that could be consistent with a fall but detectives are still actively investigating the circumstances around his death.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday morning and police are waiting on an official ruling for cause and manner of death from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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