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MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- The man found dead in a dumpster area in Manassas Sunday morning was stabbed to death, the City of Manassas reported.

The man was found in a dumpster area located in the 8900 block of Nicol Lane around 10:30 a.m., police said. Television station WTTG-TV reports the man's body was found near a dumpster and was wrapped in a carpet.

The state Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide after it was discovered that the 26-year-old had died from multiple stab wounds, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing. Manassas City Police are asking residents who may have been in the area on Aug. 16 or 17, 2014 and have information aboutthis case to call the Investigative Services Division at (703) 257-8092 or Crime Solvers.

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