Hanover Police along with South Bruce OPP are investigating an early morning murder.

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday, members of the Hanover Police Service responded to a disturbance in an apartment at 476 9th Avenue.

Once inside, officers found a 51 year old dead man with obvious signs of trauma.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a male suspect had fled the scene on foot through a back alley prior to police arrival.

The name of the deceased is being withheld until proper identification can be made and the next of kin notified.

Police are searching for a suspect(s) considered armed and dangerous in relation to this ongoing investigation.

If you see any suspicious person, call police immediately at 911.