Homicide squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body in Gisborne last night.

The yet to be formally identified man was located at a Rodney Street property about 6.30pm.

A man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

The exact cause of the death is yet to be determined however it is being treated as suspicious.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au