HALIFAX -- Halifax Regional Police are investigating a sudden death in Bayers Lake -- a busy shopping district in the city.

Police responded to the Old Navy and Michaels on Washmill Lake Drive early Wednesday morning.

A body was found at the bottom of a steep embankment behind the buildings.

"The man is 35-years-old and from Ontario. We are not releasing his name at this time," Halifax Regional Police said in a news release. "An autopsy is scheduled for today, and the investigation, led by the Special Investigation Section of the Criminal Investigation Division is ongoing."

Police had taped off a large section of the parking lot, including the building itself, and a tent was visible at the bottom of the embankment Wednesday morning.

The police tape and tent have since been removed and the stores have reopened.