MT. VERNON, Mo. — Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a southwest Missouri park as a homicide.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. John Lueckenhoff says the victim’s body was found Thursday night in a parked vehicle while an officer was locking up the park in Mt. Vernon. Police identified the victim as 49-year-old Timothy Goodman, of Mt. Vernon. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

No one was in custody, but Lueckenhoff said authorities don’t believe there is a threat to the public. He described what happened as an “isolated incident.”