CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was found dead on the Montrose Dog Beach early Friday on the North Side, according to police.

A park district employee found the unidentified man about 3:30 a.m. on the shore in the dog-friendly area off the 500 block of West Montrose.

The man, possibly homeless, was dead at the scene, police said.

Area North detectives have launched a death investigation.

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