City of Binghamton Police are investigating the death of a Binghamton man who was familiar to workers and residents for his antics in the downtown area.

The body of 44 year old Walter Slater was found behind a home on Oak Street at around 7:30 a.m. July 2.

Police are calling the death a homicide.

Police say Slater did not live at the home where his body was found, but was said to live in the First Ward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Binghamton Police Detectives at (607) 772-7080.