PATERSON, NJ - Paterson police are treating the discovery of a 20-year-old city man's body in an East 18th Street backyard on Tuesday morning as a homicide case.

According to a release from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, the body of Dante Whyte was found at 8 a.m. in the rear yard of 431 East 18th Street, with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. Police were responding to a call from a resident that a deceased male was located in the rear yard of that location.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact its tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or, or to contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.