Police taped off a section around a store as detectives investigate a body found near the Newark establishment.
The State Regional Medical Examiners Office will determine the official cause of the death for the unidentified person found behind the Dollar Tree store located at 189 Springfield Avenue at Prince Street.
Police say they received a call reporting an unconscious person behind the establishment at approximately 1:10 p.m.
Officers arrived and found the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office have not reported homicide at this time.