KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Detectives with Kansas City police are investigating after a man was found dead Sunday morning behind a closed Applebee’s at Blue Ridge Crossing.

KCPD says officers were called just after 8 a.m. when a driver on I-70 called 911 to report they saw someone on the ground behind the closed restaurant. The address is 4181 Sterling, there are many other stores nearby, including a Walmart and a Lowe’s.

Officers found a man with traumatic wounds, but police haven’t shared whether he was shot, stabbed or beaten. The victim was identified as 51-year-old Eric Preston.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened. If you know anything that will help them solve the case, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

This is a developing news story. FOX4 will update it with more details as we confirm more information.