UPTOWN — A 64-year-old man was found stabbed to death in an Uptown park Friday morning, according to police.

The man was unresponsive when police found him 5:30 a.m. Friday in a baseball diamond at Clarendon Park, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave. He had stab wounds to his neck and head and was pronounced dead at the park, police said in an incident report.

A large portion of the southern end of Clarendon Park was cordoned off as part of the crime scene Friday morning as neighbors used the surrounding park area and construction crews worked on the Clarendon Park field house restoration.

The police tape was removed around 11 a.m. Friday, though blood-stained sand was still visible in the infield of the baseball diamond where the man was found.

The death is being investigated as a homicide, and no one is in custody, police said.

This is the first recorded homicide in Uptown this year, according to the city’s violence dashboard. There were six homicides in Uptown through July 12 of last year.

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