MILTON — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy Tuesday on the body of a young man found butchered on an upscale street.

But officials, even with results in hand, still don’t know how the young black male met his demise.

“Following that examination, the OCME has informed the Norfolk District Attorney’s office that the cause and manner of death in this case remain undetermined pending additional testing, including toxicology testing,” said David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk District Attorney’s office.

The man’s identity was still unknown late Tuesday.

The victim was found outside a home on Brierbrook Road, and additional body parts were found several feet away. Police said he may have been run over by a street sweeper after he was dumped on the road. Brierbook is a secluded, dark street with large single-family homes lined by trees.

Passersby found the victim around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Police were on scene all night, into Tuesday, as state and local authorities investigated.

Police do not believe the killing is connected to any activity in Milton, a normally quiet and safe town. The body was found in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the town.

Milton does border the troubled Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, where homicides and gang violence have spiked this year.

In March 2009, Milton was rocked in one of the most horrible incidents of violence in recent memory on the South Shore, when 23-year-old Kerby Revelus murdered two of his sisters, decapitating his 5-year-old sister Bianca and nearly killing a third sister before police shot and killed him.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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