HOUSTON -- Police were in an east Houston neighborhood where a burned body was reportedly discovered Friday morning.

The body was found behind a home on Market Street near I-10. Firefighters reportedly first spotted the body as they responded to a burning dumpster.

On Friday afternoon, HPD said that the identity and cause of death are pending verification but said that the victim is described as a black man, 35 to 40 years old. Police say he had sustained additional injuries other than those caused by the fire.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.