Ottawa

Man's body found near museum at Central Experimental Farm

A man's body found near a parking lot on the Central Experimental Farm on Saturday morning is being investigated as a suspicious death, Ottawa police said.

Body was found before 8 a.m. Saturday but no details on how long it had been there

Police determined there was no foul play after a man's body was found near the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on Saturday. (Andrew Foote/CBC)

A man's body found near a parking lot on the Central Experimental Farm on Saturday morning is being investigated as a "suspicious death," Ottawa police said.

The lawn of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum was blocked off with police tape, as well as the driveway beside it, but the museum itself and a nearby parking lot remained open as police investigated Saturday morning.

Duty Insp. Carl Cartwright said the body was found "in the bushes" just before 8 a.m. but could not say how long it had been there. 

"I couldn't say how many hours the body has been there or how many days the body has been there — that's really going to be for the pathologist to determine — however, it was clear upon our arrival that the male was deceased," he said.

He added that he believes the man has been identified, and that police are in the process of trying to contact his family.

He called the taped off area an "active crime scene." The man's cause of death has not yet been determined.

Police taped off some paths near the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on Saturday after a man's body was found in the bushes. (CBC)