Matthew Schofield was found dead in the city center along the Belgrave road in Leicester.
But who was Matthew Schofield?
He was a 34 year old man. His family described him as a loving man and father.
The late 34 year old was found dead on the Belgrave road around 4.20am.
They said:”He was a loving son, father and brother and he had his whole life ahead of him. He will be greatly missed.
“Please, if anyone has any information about what has happened to Matthew, tell the police and let them to do their job in investigating the circumstances surrounding Matthew’s death.”
Jen Heggs, a detective Inspector from the Leicester Police’s Murder Investigation Team, said: “Following extensive enquiries and an appeal issued on Sunday, we are now treating this death as a murder.
“We have established an assault took place at the location shortly before 3am on Sunday and we are now working to gather as much information relating to this incident as possible.
“The location is a busy route in and out of the city and even in the early hours of the morning there would have been people driving in the area and leaving the city after a night out.”
The police are appealing to people with CCTV footage and body cams to come forward to help them in unraveling the death of Matthew.