Man found dead in Mesa hotel parking lot identified by police

Police in Mesa say a dead body has been found in a hotel parking lot near Dobson Road and the US 60.

They say officers responded to a Ramada Inn on the 1600 block of S. Dobson for a welfare check on Thursday morning. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man dead in the parking lot.

Detectives are treating the scene as a suspicious case and a possible homicide. Late Thursday afternoon, Police identified the victim as Austin Parton, 32.

Police did not release any information on how Parton may have died. An investigation is ongoing.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.