Saint Joseph Police have identified the body found Wednesday morning in the 200 block of Chellew Road.
Authorities say the body is of 39-year-old Travis Whetstine.
Police originally responded to a call at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday about a suspicious item on Chellew road on the north side of the city.
An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.
Authorities believe the death to be suspicious.
Anyone with information is asked to call the tips hotline at 816-238-TIPS.