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Anthony Garland Rice found dead behind Marshall Elementary School

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The discovery of a 58-year-old man's body behind a Northeast Washington elementary school Monday is now being treated as a murder, MPD officials say.

The body of D.C. resident Anthony Garland Rice was found at about 11 a.m. Monday behind Marshall Elementary School in the 3100 block of Fort Lincoln Drive, officials say. Further investigation showed that Rice had suffered from gunshot wounds.

His body was found by a woman who was walking her dog in nearby Fort Lincoln Park, police say. Rice's body was taken the office of D.C.'s medical examiner, where an autopsy will be performed.

All students were inside the school when the discovery was made. Another woman who visits the park every day says she was there yesterday and saw nothing. Investigators say the man had to have been killed some time between Sunday afternoon and late Monday morning.

Police don't think there is any relation between the man and the school.

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