POLICE are treating the death of a 32-year-old man at New Town today as suspicious, but said it was not believed to be connected to drug raids in the suburb early this morning.
Acting Detective Inspector Craig Joel of Hobart Crime and Drug Investigation said the man was found dead by police in his New Town road home just after 2pm today.
Police were at the old-style block of units in response to a distress call from the deceased man's friend.
``There was a concern for welfare, a friend of the man, and he is currently helping us with out enquiries,'' Acting Detective Inspector Joel said.
Acting Detective Inspector Joel said the man appeared to have been home alone, and as yet police had no clear indication how he had died.
``At this stage we are considering the death suspicious, and until we have information otherwise we will consider it as that,'' he said.
``Our investigation will centre on how the man has died.''
Forensics police and a pathologist are investigating, and detectives have been searching the shared backyard of the residence and talking to nearby residents.
The man's family have been notified.
A police command bus is parked next to the property and the investigation is expected to go past midnight.
Police have asked anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.