According to investigators a homeless man was found stabbed around 3:30 Wednesday morning in an alley, behind a business complex, near Olive and Chestnut. Police say the unidentified man had several stab wounds.
Fresno crime investigators spent more than six hours outside of the East Central Fresno strip mall Wednesday.
Evidence markers could be seen placed on top of the wall as homicide crews snapped photos and collected evidence in the alleyway.
Police say someone attacked a homeless man and stabbed him multiple times in the upper body around 3:30 Wednesday morning.
"At this time it's a homicide investigation. We're conducting our investigation, we're very early on," Sgt. David Ramos said.
Several neighbors that Action News spoke with say they slept right through the incident.
"We just heard the car doors slam and then my husband went over there to the parking lot to see if he'd seen anybody. But he didn't see anybody. That's when he came back in and at 4:30 that's when they knocked on my door and told me everything that happened," one neighbor who did not want to be identified told Action News.
Fresno Police say they don't know who attacked the homeless man, who is believed to be in his 50s.
But they have reason to believe the attacker wasn't alone.
A shopping cart full of personal belongings is all that's left that can help identify the victim and notify his family.
Anyone with information on this murder investigation is asked to call police.