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Boston police probe W. Roxbury death

Boston police are investigating a death in West Roxbury this morning, officials said.

Police received reports of a death on Perham Street at 8:26 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Rachel McGuire.

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The identity of the victim and cause of death are still under investigation, McGuire said.

Neighbors said a man in his 50s or 60s lived alone in the home and that he was working on the home, which he was trying to sell.

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“He’s a quiet guy,” said neighbor Tim Sullivan, who said he met the man just once.

A ladder was propped against the front of the house. Police wrapped a white Taurus sedan in crime scene tape and took pictures of the front of the house this afternoon.


Globe correspondent Catalina Gaitan contributed to this report. Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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