Police are investigating after a suspicious death in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood today.
The man, who is yet to be identified, was found dead in his house shortly before midday.
"It is early stages for the investigation and we are still trying to piece together what has occurred," says Detective Inspector Tony Hill.
"The death is being treated as suspicious at this stage. The address is being guarded and it is expected the scene examination will commence later today."
Police are speaking with people who knew the victim and were in contact with him leading up to the death.
Fifteen police staff are investigating.