Police are hoping Hudson Valley residents can give them answers after a 28-year-old was found dead outside a Newburgh church.

Tuesday morning City of Newburgh Police responded to the area of 180 South Street for a report of a man down on the property at St. Mary’s Church.

Arriving officers found a deceased male in the courtyard pathway. The man has been identified as 28-year-old Stephen A. Sampson, of Newburgh.

Police say an initial investigation uncovered no evidence of any external injuries on Sampson.

A joint investigation by City of Newburgh Police and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is being conducted. Anyone with information is urged to call City of Newburgh Police at (845) 561-3131.