Police are on the scene on a serious incident at a property in Nelson Grove, Chelmsford.
They were called by colleagues in the ambulance service shortly after 4.30am this morning to reports of a man having been badly injured.
Offices arrived and found a man had sustained a number of injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this stage, his death is being treated as a homicide investigation. A post-mortem examination is yet to be carried out.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Chief Inspector Louise Metcalfe, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “Our investigation is in its early stages, and we are working very quickly to piece together what led up to the incident. That will include viewing CCTV from neighbouring properties and carrying out a number of house-to-house enquiries.”
Anyone who witnessed an incident or any suspicious behaviour in the street between 11pm last night and 4.30am this morning is being asked to get in touch with police as soon as possible. Also, anyone with dashcam or doorbell footage of the street in that same timeframe.
Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about police website reporting services.
You can call 101. Please quote incident 183 of July 25 in any correspondence.
If you would prefer to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.