HOUSTON -

A death investigation is underway in southwest Houston after a man's body was found behind a dumpster.

Houston police say the man's body was found in the parking lot of a convenience store at 12400 S. Gessner. 

Officials say a witness found the body around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The witness told police the man had been living behind the dumpster for several weeks.

Police say the the victim had cuts and scrapes on both hands and near his right eye.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine an official cause of death.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.