Saint Paul police investigating after male found dead in parking lot

Investigators with the Saint Paul Police Department Homicide Unit are working to determine who killed a male found in an East Side parking lot early Sunday, Dec. 23.

Just after midnight, officers patrolling the area were flagged down by a person in the area who told them a body was lying in a parking lot of a dog park near the intersection of Arlington Avenue East and Arkwright Street North.

Homicide Scene from December 23, 2018

Officers made their way to the area, where they found a male who appeared deceased. Saint Paul Fire medics were summoned to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

At this time, the victim’s identity and cause of death remain undetermined. His body will be transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office, where an autopsy will be conducted. In the meantime, homicide investigators are working to find any witnesses, and the police department’s Forensics Services Unit is processing the scene for evidence.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call Saint Paul police at 651-291-1111.

This is an open and ongoing investigation and no further information is currently available. Once updates are available, they will be released via the police department’s Twitter account, @sppdmn.

This is the 17th homicide in Saint Paul this year.

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