Syracuse police have solved part of a mystery surrounding the discovery of a body Tuesday on the city's northside.

City Police have now identified the body found behind an abandoned home on East Division Street. He's 40 year old Tony Lewis of Syracuse and cops say he was murdered.

His body was found partially covered in the backyard of the home and someone cutting thru the backyard spotted the body and called police.

Police though haven't released the cause of death, but they're asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the neighborhood this week to contact them. They're especially interested in anything suspicious around the home at 638 East Division Street on Monday or Tuesday.

Anyone with information can call 442-5222 and they say all calls will be kept confidential.