PASADENA, Texas The death of a man found dead next to a dumpster has been ruled a homicide by investigators.

Police say they found the body next to a dumpster in a parking lot on the 4600 block of East Nasa Parkway on Friday, August 17.

The body was wrapped in a tarp and appears to have been there for a while, according to authorities.

The medical examiner s office confirmed that the victim died of sharp force injuries of the abdomen and head.

The victim has been identified as Jose Hernandez of Houston.

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