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Man found stabbed to death on south county porch identified

The man has been identified as 41-year-old Justin Leeman

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found stabbed to death on the porch of his south county home Tuesday afternoon.

St. Louis County officers responded to the 7900 block of Hildesheim around 12:50 p.m. 

A man in his early 40s was found unresponsive and suffered from apparent physical injury. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

The man has been identified as 41-year-old Justin Leeman. On Wednesday, police said further investigation revealed Leeman suffered a stab wound to the upper body.

Detectives from the bureau of crimes against persons are investigating, a spokesperson from the St. Louis County Police Department said.

Police originally said the incident was a suspicious death investigation, but then reclassified it to a homicide investigation. 

Schools in the Bayless School District were put on lockdown around 1 p.m. for about 15 minutes after police contacted them about an 'unspecified incident.' The lockdown was lifted once police gave the all clear, a spokesperson said. 

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