Schenectady Police have identified the man who was found dead in a State Street parking lot, and they're calling it a homicide, the third of 2019.
Cops say 51-year-old Alejandro Melendez of Schenectady died of blunt force trauma from being struck by a vehicle.
Melendez's body was discovered Christmas morning in the 700 block of State Street, near Nott Terrace.
Police are working on some leads and believe the incident happened between the hours of 3 and 4 am.
Dearing says that Melendez leaves behind a wife and a mother.