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Man's body found outside of Brownstown Elementary School

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man was found dead outside a southern Indiana Elementary in the middle of the school day.

Police were called to Brownstown Elementary School around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials found the body of 38-year-old Earl Campbell. He's from Austin, Ind.

A letter sent home with students says, "an adult … was found on school grounds", and that adult was dead.

The district superintendent says a teacher's aide was taking the kids to recess when she came across the body on or near the playground. Some parents say their children actually saw the man.

"He's just like, 'mommy, mommy, we saw a dead man today,'" Kristan Arnold said.

Police aren't saying how Campbell died.

"Calls are coming in. We're looking into everything. We're not discounting anything. We'll just let the investigation lead us," said Chief Tom Hanner with Brownstown Police Department.

A soft lockdown was put into place at the school, meaning exterior doors were locked so people could not go in or out of the building.

Students and teachers were able to continue normal routines.

Right now, police are treating the situation as a death investigation.

According to the Jackson County, Indiana coroner, an autopsy showed "no anatomical cause of death," which means the man did not die of a heart attack or blunt force trauma.

There were also no signs of physical trauma on the body. Blood work is pending.

Anyone with information is asked to call Brownstown Police or the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

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