The body discovered Thursday near Ste. Anne's Road in Sudbury's downtown belongs to that of a 46-year-old man, city police say.
At this time, they said, his death is not being considered suspicious.
The man's identity will not be released until next of kin is notified, police added.
The body was found in a narrow stairway between Marymount Academy and Ste. Anne's Road.
Police have asked the public to stay away from the area until the investigation is complete.