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A man walking his dog along the Taunton Green Sunday morning called public safety officials when he spotted a man lying unresponsive in an alleyway.

Taunton emergency responders arrived and determined the man was dead. He was later identified as Francisco Lazaro, 26, of Taunton.

Lazaro’s death was being investigated Sunday night by Taunton Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney Office as an unattended death.

The state Medical Examiner took custody of the body and will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.


Matthew Higgins can be reached at matthew.higgins@globe.com.