Lepage Avenue death Ottawa's 7th homicide of 2016

Ottawa police are investigating the city's seventh homicide of 2016 after a man was found dead on Lepage Avenue.

Man's body was undiscovered for several days

Ottawa police investigate after the body of Lonnie Leafloor, 56, was found in this building on the 1400 block of Lepage Avenue in the city's Carlington neighbourhood on May 2, 2015. (Hillary Johnstone/CBC)

Police have confirmed that a suspicious death in the city's Carlington neighbourhood Monday is the city's seventh homicide of 2016.

An autopsy on the victim is expected today. The man's body had been undiscovered for several days.

Officers were called to 1400 Lepage Avenue, an Ottawa Community Housing building, at around 3:40 p.m. Monday.

Later that night, the Ottawa Police Service's major crimes unit confirmed they were treating the death as a homicide.

Police said a neighbour found the man's body inside the apartment building.

No other details have been released so far, including the man's name and age. Police have been unable to confirm his identify.

Anyone with information can contact the major crimes unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Lepage Avenue around 3:40 p.m . (Google Maps)