Calgary police are now saying a suspicious death investigation in the Mission area Saturday morning is not connected to the phrase "murder was the case" scrawled in blue chalk just down the street from where a man's body was discovered.

This despite the message being steps away from what looks like a large blood stain in the middle of the street.


Officers responded to the 1400 block of Fourth Street S.W. for reports of a disturbance around 4 a.m. (Meghan Grant/CBC)

The body of the man in his 20s was discovered outside an apartment building located on the 1400 block of Fourth Street S.W.

Officers had responded to the scene around 4 a.m. MT for reports of a disturbance.

Police are calling this a suspicious death, but the homicide unit is leading the investigation.

Homicide detectives say they won't know the cause of death until an autopsy is performed on Tuesday.

Investigators have interviewed a number of witnessess, but say they have not talked to any suspects at this point.