A man was found dead early Tuesday morning (July 11) in a ravine near 17th Place South and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below).

King County Sheriff’s detectives are calling the death a homicide, but are not releasing how the man died.

Police say that a citizen walking in the area – near the South Park/Boulevard Park neighborhoods – discovered the body just before 6 a.m. and called police.

The King County Medical Examiner will determine cause and nature of death as well as the identity of the man.

More information will be released as soon as it becomes available.