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Police ID man, 23, found dead in backyard

Posted: 8:44 AM, Mar 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-09 17:39:05-05
Police investigate body found in East Price Hill
Police investigate body found in East Price Hill

CINCINNATI -- A man was found dead in the backyard of a house Wednesday morning at 950 Elberon Ave. in East Price Hill, prompting an investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department.

Police said they reported to the house at 6:55 a.m. to find Jamar Givens, 23, dead on the scene with a gunshot wound. Police said the man was not known to the homeowners who reported finding him in their yard.

The investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department’s homicide unit is ongoing. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or text “CINTIP” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

WCPO's Jordan Burgess was on the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.