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April 08. 2013 11:32AM

Concord police investigate death of homeless man

CONCORD - Police are investigating the death of a homeless man who died Saturday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Mark Lufkin, 39, was rushed to Concord Hospital late Thursday night or early Friday morning and then transferred to the Lebanon facility where he died, police said.

Lt. Timothy O'Malley said investigators do not know what happened to Lufkin and are awaiting the results of an autopsy, scheduled today, by the state Medical Examiner's Office.

Concord Patch reported Sunday that Lufkin was brutally beaten in an incident at a homeless camp located beneath the Interstate 393 underpass. O'Malley said police don't know if that is what happened.

"We are looking into it. We don't know what happened," he said.

O'Malley said detectives will have a better idea what happened to Lufkin once the medical examiner determines his cause of death.

An ambulance was sent to the homeless campsite late Thursday or early Friday morning, and Lufkin was taken to the hospital for an unknown medical problem, O'Malley said.

Police ask anyone who has information concerning what happened to him to call 225-8600 or, to remain anonymous, contact www.concordregionalcrimeline.com at 226-3100.


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