Update at 9:35 pm: Syracuse police say the body is that of a man, they have not revealed the person's name or a cause of death.
A ??suspicious death?? is under investigation after a man's body was found behind a house on Syracuse??s Northside.
The body was found at an abandoned home on 638 East Division Street between Lodi and Park Streets, at about 11:40 am Tuesday.
Police Chief Frank Fowler is on the scene with investigators. Police spokesman Sgt. Tom Connellan said earlier that police were not able to identify whether the body is that of a female or a male. At the time, they did not say why they couldn't identify the sex.
The investigation still in its early stages, police say.
Police are asking anyone with any information to call them at 315-442-5222.