UPDATE: Philadelphia police ruled the man's death a homicide after the coroner's office determined he died of multiple stab wounds. Read the new story here.
An investigation is underway after a homeless man was found dead in a vacant lot in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.
The man, identified by neighbors as Enrico Stanziani, was found in a lot on the 7300 block of Ridge Avenue at 12:35 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead by a responding medic at 12:39 p.m.
Police have not confirmed the man’s identity or a cause of death. Neighbors told NBC10 the man was well known around the area and lived in the bushes nearby.
"He was always a nice guy," John DeGuio, a friend of the victim, told NBC10. "Everybody would drop him off something to eat. He wouldn't hurt anybody."
James Daugherty said he gave the victim food.
"He was like a middle-of-the-neighborhood legend," Daugherty said. "Like everybody knew who he was."
Police said they will check nearby surveillance cameras for any suspicious activity.