Body found in St. Paul parking lot, police investigating

St. Paul police are investigating after a man's body was found in a parking lot early Sunday.

According to police, officers were patrolling the east side just after midnight when a man flagged them down and told them a body was lying in the empty parking lot of a dog park near Arlington Avenue East and Arkwright Street North.

Officials pronounced the man dead at the scene. The victim's identity and cause of death is unknown at this time.

Authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide.

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

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