Police are investigating a death they say is suspicious in a small town on Vancouver Island.

RCMP say the body of an adult male was found around noon on Malloch Road in Metchosin, southwest of Victoria.

There are few details at this point, but police suspect foul play.

Police say the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating, and are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact West Shore RCMP, or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

With files from Elizabeth McArthur.