Blunt-force trauma caused 73-year-old Takoma Park man's death

Police are investigating Cecil Brown's death as a homicide. (Photo: Takoma Park Police Department)

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WJLA) -- Police responding to a disturbance call Monday found a 73-year-old man dead in the backyard of his Takoma Park home and said they were treating it as a "homicide" case.

The body of Cecil Brown was discovered by officers around 12:30 p.m. in the yard behind his home at 805 Colby Ave.

Officers were dispatched to the house after police said they received multiple calls reporting a disturbance there.

The cause of death was blunt-force trauma, according to the Medical Examiner.

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