A man using a snowblower to clear a path early Monday morning in Lynn uncovered a homicide, police said.
The discovery was made around 5 a.m. according to the Essex County District Attorney's office.
The victim, identified as Carlos Aponte, 38, had visible injuries to his upper chest and lower neck, officials said.
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Authorities are awaiting the medical examiner's report to determine actual cause of death, said prosecutor's office spokeswoman Carrie Kimball Monahan.
The investigation is ongoing.