A homicide investigation has been launched in Palmerston North after a body was found outside a block of flats this morning.
Manawatu police said the body was located outside a block of units in Taieri Court.
A member of the public discovered the body at about 7.30am.
Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan of the Manawatu CIB said the death was being treated as suspicious and police had cordoned off the area.
"There are a number of residential properties and buildings in the area where the victim was located and officers are continuing to speak with residents.
"There is a lot of information we don't have as this investigation is in its infancy."
Police were still working to identify the victim and are trying to piece together what has occurred prior to the death.