06/03/2015 05:05 EDT | Updated 06/03/2016 05:59 EDT

RCMP say death of a man near Creston, B.C., is suspicious

CRESTON, B.C. - Mounties are investigating the suspicious death of a man near Creston, B.C.

Officers were called to a home on the Lower Kootenay Band last Sunday afternoon after receiving a report of a sudden death.

They found the body of a 26-year-old man inside and say the death is being treated as a homicide.

Police say they're in the early stages of the investigation and no other details will be released to protect the integrity of their work.

The identity of the man isn't being revealed because his family hasn't yet been notified.