The death of a man found in an east Erie home Friday has been ruled as a homicide.

John Allen, 56, of Erie, died from stab wounds to the head and neck, according to Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook.

Allen's body was found in the downstairs flat of the E. 5th St. home by a roommate.

Police said there were visible signs of trauma to the body.

Detectives have been interviewing family and friends.

The home was held as a crime scene over the weekend.