A POST mortem examination carried out on the body of a man discovered at a house in Hartlepool has proved “inconclusive”.
The 39-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, was found at an address in Alderson Street, in the St Paul’s Road area of Hartlepool, at around 1.30pm on Wednesday.
A post mortem was carried out on the afternoon of Thursday, April 17, and after no cause of death could be established further tests will now be carried out.
Police are treating his death as unexplained at this time
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “A post mortem examination into the death of a 39-year-old man has proved inconclusive.
“Officers were called to an address on Alderson Street in Hartlepool shortly after 1.30pm on Wednesday, April 16.
“Further tests will now be carried out.
“The death is being treated as unexplained at this time.”
Officers from Cleveland Police were called to the property and an investigation was launched to try to find out how he came about his death.
The property where the man was discovered was taped off as police guarded the door while a forensics team carried out their inquiries.
Neighbours in the street told the Mail that the man had lived in the property for about a year with a woman believed to be his girlfriend.