ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County police are now investigating a suspicious death in Lemay Monday afternoon as a homicide.

Police were called to the 600 block of Bayless Avenue for a welfare check at around 4:40. When they arrived, they found a man in his early 50s dead inside his home.

On Monday, police said they were investigating the case as a suspicious death, but would not elaborate. On Tuesday, they identified the man as 51-year-old Jeffrey Breitenfeld and said the investigation is now classified as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at (636) 529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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