A body has been found at University of Canterbury residence, police said in a statement.
The man was discovered on Monday night, and specialist teams are helping with the ongoing identification process.
Stuff is reporting the body had been there for nearly two months.
A post mortem took place on Tuesday night.
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Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnson said a number of inquiries are being made to determine what happened.
Det Snr Sgt Johnson said the Coroner and the University of Canterbury are working with police on the matter.
"If anyone has information that may help police, please get in touch on 105."