It was first believed the person may have been a victim of a hit-and-run, but FOX 2 has learned stab wounds were also found on the body.
"There is trauma to the body, but, because of the type of trauma, we need to get a clarification from the medical examiners," says Sgt. Cassandra Lewis.
The victim had ID, but police are only saying he was a 39-year-old black male. Police are notifying family and have not yet released his identity.
The body was discovered at the intersection of Wabash and McGraw Friday morning. The neighborhood appears to be mostly abandoned, but several officers were seen going door to door questioning neighbors.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.