Police have named a man whose body was found in the carpark of a Wellington apartment block on Friday.

He was Sanjai Kumar, 40, whose body was found by about 1.20pm in the carpark of Arlington Apartments in Hopper Street, in the central Wellington suburb of Mt Cook.

A post-mortem examination has been completed and Mr Kumar's death had been referred to the coroner, Detective Senior Sergeant Donna Howard, of Wellington CIB, said.