UPDATED 04/14/11 1:12 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of a 16-year-old boy in the Little Village neighborhood.

The body of Arturo Santana was found around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday in a gangway in the 2600 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

He had been stabbed multiple times and left to die, police said.

Santana lived on the block where he was found, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Harrison Area police detectives are investigating, and ask that anyone with information call them at (312) 746-8252.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.