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Man's body found near Markham Middle School in Watts

Man's body found near Markham Middle School in Watts; 200 students were on campus at the time

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found early Monday just outside Markham Middle School in Watts, officials said.

The man, who was in his 40s, was discovered about 7:30 a.m. at 104th Street and Compton Avenue near the school, LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said.

Paramedics had responded to a call about a man possibly overdosing, she said.

About 200 students were attending summer school classes on campus at the time, according to school officials.

The man's body was lying next to a gate near one side of the campus, officials said.

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