Investigators say they believe 39-year-old Jose Trinidad was hit by a vehicle, but they will not know for sure until a medical examiner confirms the cause of death.
Trinidad's body was found 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Seventh Street near Goldsboro Ave.
A motorists saw the body and called police. Investigators say it appeared as if Trinidad had been hit recently.
He pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information should call Sanford Police at (919) 775-8268.