BELLEVILLE - Police are calling the death of a young Newark father suspicious after he was found dead in a parking lot near his home earlier today.

Authorities say Daniel Mejia was found in Belleville, just a few blocks away from his house. Officials believe he suffered some kind of head trauma and say he wasn't wearing shoes.

Mejia's family and friends held a vigil for him tonight. They are hoping that nearby surveillance cameras caught footage that will be helpful in figuring out what happened to their loved one.

Police say an official autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.