EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Police Department is investigating what they are calling a homicide in the Lower Valley.

At about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, police were called out on a welfare check to the apartment complex at 9133 Kernel Circle in the neighborhood around Blackie Chesher Park.

When they arrived, police found a dead male in one of the apartments. They did not release an approximate age of the victim but did describe him as Hispanic.

Police are calling it a homicide and the Crimes Against Persons unit is leading the investigation.

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Sgt. Robert Gomez with the El Paso Police Department said it is still very early in the investigation and they have not determined the cause of death, what the motive may be or who may be behind the crime.

Detectives are canvassing the area and police don’t believe the general community is in danger, Gomez said.

Police said if anyone has information on the case to call the non-emergency police number at (915) 832-4400 or Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477.

Details are limited at this time, but we will update this story when we learn more.