Baton Rouge police are investigating the stabbing death of a man whose body was found shortly before 6 a.m. Monday.

Baton Rouge police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola said the victim, Gary Terell Murphy, 42, 2658 Jefferson Ave., was found by his roommate in their backyard.

Coppola said Murphy had multiple stab wounds and his death is considered a homicide.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the death can call (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.