MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Mesa have identified a man found dead in a hotel parking lot in Mesa.

They say officers responded to the Ramada Inn for a welfare check early Thursday.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man dead in the parking lot.

Police say he's been identified as 32-year-old Austin Parton.

They didn't immediately release any information on how Parton may have died.

Detectives are treating the scene as a suspicious case and a possible homicide.