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Man found dead in apartment

Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in the case of a Biloxi man found dead this morning at Lexington Apartments on Pass Road in Biloxi.

Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the victim as Xavier Seales, 38. Hargrove said he was found by a friend who went to check on him. An autopsy will be performed later today.

Hargrove said he will not comment on the cause of death until after the autopsy but said it's under investigation as a homicide.

Police officers responding to a call at 4:38 a.m. called for criminal investigators and the coroner.

The Sun Herald will update this story as details become available.