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CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) — Cullman County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the death of an elderly man.

Investigators say they went to a home near the intersection of Highway 157 and St. Joseph Drive on Thursday. A friend of the 72-year-old man called police when he hadn’t heard from the man in a while. Investigators went to the home to perform a welfare check, and that is when they found the man dead inside the home. They suspect foul play is involved.

The name of the man has not been released at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office will return to the home to continue the investigation.