Man found dead on Melbourne road

The death of a man first thought to be the victim of a hit-and-run in Melbourne is now being deemed suspicious.

Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation into the discovery of a man's body on Prior Road at Noble Park about 10.20pm on Thursday (AEST).

Police initially treated his death as a hit-and-run incident.

The man is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene remains in place and the man's death has been removed from the road toll.

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