Police are appealing for information following the sudden death of Thirsk man Peter Darren Walker.
Mr Walker, 44, of Hambleton Avenue, Thirsk was found in the garden of another property on Hambleton Avenue, just after 6am on Tuesday, January 10.
After initial enquiries officers believe there are no suspicious circumstances.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious or unusual incidents in the area, between 11pm on Monday, January 9 and the time the body was found.
The cause of death has not yet been established and tests are being carried out.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned
Anyone who can help the police with this investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Simon Hepburn on 101.