Man found dead in Butler laneway

Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a 40-year-old man found in a Butler laneway early this morning.

Daniel Joseph Hewitt's body was found about 6am in Holgate Lane, close to his home.

Daniel Joseph Hewitt. Picture courtesy of Seven News

Neighbours told Seven News Mr Hewitt was originally from New Zealand and had lived in the area for about 10 years.

Police officers spent the day at the scene, which is close to East Butler Primary School. Streets were cordoned off as forensic officers combed the area.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine how he died.

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