The dead body of a 20-year-old man was found Tuesday morning in the backyard of a home on the east side of the city.

Police Chief Steve Reeves said the body of the young man was found near an alley in the 900 block of Burlington Blvd. Police were notified of the body around 9:15 a.m.

Reeves said the owner of the house did not know the victim. Police have identified him, but are withholding the name pending notification of relatives.

Reeves said the cause of death is not apparent. An autopsy is scheduled Thursday, Jan. 26, which is expected to shed light on the cause.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any similar incidents are encouraged to call the North Platte Police Department 308-535-6789. Anonymous information can be given by calling 534-8400 or online at

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