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The body of a man has been found in Nelson overnight.
The man was discovered on Whakatu Drive around 12.10am.
He was described as aged between 18 and 30, Caucasian, of slim build and 172cm tall.
He had short brown hair with a ginger tinge, a silver stud ear ring in his left ear and was wearing a red chequered light weight shirt and black Adidas track pants with white stripes down each leg, police said.
The man did not have any tattoos, and was not wearing any footwear or socks when he was found.
Police have asked for help in identifying the man.
Anyone with information, or who recognised the description of the man, was asked to contact Nelson police on 03 546 3840.