Codiac RCMP are investigating the death of a man found near Garden Hill Park early Saturday morning.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Lynn Tardif said in a news release the man's body was found unresponsive at approximately 2:40 a.m.

"The identity of the man is not yet known. His body has been sent to Saint John, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death," she said in a release.

A resident of the area, Nicholas Lambert told Radio Canada he was awakened at 3 a.m. by a police officer knocking on his door.

Lambert said he was asked if he had heard anything. After he told the police officer he didn't, he asked why.

Garden Hill Park death

Codiac RCMP are investigating after a man was found dead near Moncton's Garden Hill Park early Saturday. (Antoine Trépanier/Radio Canada)

"He pointed behind him and that's when I saw the body of a male lying on his back in the snowbank with his hands sort of up and his stomach exposed."

The body was at the corner of Garden Hill Ave. and Portledge Ave.

Lambert said he could not see the man's face.

"He had been lying there apparently since 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. There's no blood marks or anything. It could be anything."

Lambert said the man's body was removed from the area at 7 a.m.

RCMP are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them.