STAMFORD - Stamford police say a man who has been missing since Christmas Eve was found dead Sunday.

Officials say the body of 24-year-old Paulino Mendoza was discovered around 1 p.m. next to the docks at Cove Island Park.

Police say a K-9 unit tracked his scent to Cove Island area back in January, but lost the trail.

They say an autopsy will be performed Monday to determine cause of death.