Montreal police are investigating after the body of a 55-year-old man was found in an alleyway in Côte-des-Neiges this morning.

The body was found below a four-storey fire escape, in an alleyway located near Décarie Boulevard and Côte Saint-Luc Road.

Officers on the scene are examining the body and the fire escape, looking for any clues about what led to the man's death.

Investigators say it is too soon to say how he died and they are considering all possibilities.