Police Investigate Body Found Inside Berkeley Apartment, Deem Death a Homicide

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    A man found dead in a Berkeley apartment on Friday was murdered, a police spokeswoman said today.

    Police were dispatched around 11:45 a.m. to a call for a welfare check at an apartment in the 1100 block of Addison Street, according to Berkeley police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats.

    Officers arrived at the home and discovered the body of a man in his 50s, Coats said.

    His name has not yet been released.

    Police said the subsequent investigation into the man's death determined that it was a homicide.

    The investigation into the killing is ongoing and no suspect information was available.

    Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5741. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.