COPIAGUE - Police are searching for answers after a man was found dead in a Copiague parking lot.

The unidentified body was found in a parking lot on Ralph Avenue around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say the man was found behind a dumpster and appeared to be the victim of violence.

Officials say an autopsy is being conducted today.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-800-220-TIPS.