WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a man has been found in a dumpster outside of an apartment building in North Carolina.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the body was found in a dumpster outside the Ivy Apartments in Winston-Salem on Saturday around 11:08 a.m.

Lt. Mike Cardwell says the death of 40-year-old Curtis Jermaine Farrow has been ruled suspicious and is being investigated by the criminal investigation unit.

It was unclear how long the body had been there or the cause of death.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com