Park Body Identified

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Saturday morning Sparks Police found the body of a man, in the back of a pick-up truck in Burgess Park. Now they are releasing the identity of the deceased.

Police say Derrick Moreland went to Burgess Park with a friend on Friday night, and that the friend left Moreland in the back of his truck. Moreland apparently died sometime after that friend left.

An initial investigation indicates the cause of death may be a drug overdose, although a toxicology study is still being completed by the medical examiner.

If you have any information about the death of Derrick Moreland, or saw him on Friday, June 2nd, please call police at 353-2225, or Secret Witness at 322-4900.