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16-Year-Old Boy Found Dead From 'Homicidal Violence' Near Dallas Park, Police Say

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was found dead near a park in Dallas Thursday morning.

At approximately 10:51 a.m. Jan. 23, police responded to a 911 call reporting a dead person near the east tree line of Crawford Park.

When officers arrived, they found Franklin Alexander Mercado face down — appearing to have died of homicidal violence.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to contact Det. Curtis at 214-671-3633 or

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