Novi police investigating after body found in home's backyard

NOVI, Mich. – Novi Police have launched a death investigation Sunday at a home near the intersection of 13 Mile and Novi roads.

UPDATEPolice say 29-year-old man found in Novi backyard died of hypothermia

Blue lights, police cars and tape surrounded the home for hours.

Jeremy West lives behind the home and he said this is not common for the Novi area. 

“It’s, like, a real close-knit community around here so, something like this to happen it’s pretty appalling,” said West. 

Neighbors say not only is it appalling but really strange.

Authorities said they found a body in the backyard at the abandoned home. 

“The whole time I been here and I lived here for 5 years, so it’s been abandoned for quite a while,” said West. 

Police searched the home, looking for evidence. The blue lights caught the attention of several neighbors.

”I have a newborn and two little kids and I definitely was very concerned. This is not the kind of area you expect to have anything like that," West said. "I have a lot of really great neighbors. A lot of older people live in the community. I can’t believe that something like this happened here."

Police wouldn’t confirm if foul play was involved.