Palmerston North police are investigating the death of a man in Woodville, which they describe as suspicious.
Police said they were called to a house in Ormond Street just after 3pm yesterday afternoon after they were called by a neighbour.
They were now talking to a number of witnesses, including a man who was at the address and several neighbours.
They said it appeared an altercation took place at the house but were not releasing any further details.
A post mortem will be carried out today.