The man who was found dead Thursday in East Village struggled with poverty and dreamed of turning his art into a career.
Police have identified him as 43-year-old Ryan Delve. He was found at around 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of Riverfront Avenue and 4th Street S.E.
Though they won’t release the cause, police have determined Delve’s death was a homicide.
Investigators are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between midnight and noon on Thursday to contact police. They are continuing to review CCTV footage and interview witnesses and associates.