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London police ID man found dead in SoHo neighbourhood

London police have identified the person whose body was found in SoHo last week.

Benjamin Moishe Van Eck, 40, was found June 10 in a grassy field

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London police have identified the person whose body was found in SoHo last week. 

Benjamin Moishe Ban Eck, 40, of London, was found in the area of Nelson and Colborne streets on June 10. 

Police were called to the area at about 6:50 a.m. and found a body in a grassy area south of the intersection. 

Investigators are treating the death as suspicious and say the circumstances surrounding the death remain under investigation by the Major Crime Section. 

An autopsy was done June 10 but  the manner of death has not yet been determined.

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