An autopsy is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 8, on the body of a deceased man found Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 6, in a residence on Broadway in Hannibal. Marion County Coroner Darrell McCoy reports that the examination will take place in Columbia.

An autopsy is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 8, on the body of a deceased man found Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 6, in a residence on Broadway in Hannibal. Marion County Coroner Darrell McCoy reports that the examination will take place in Columbia.

“We're just waiting on the autopsy to be performed tomorrow,” said McCoy Wednesday morning. “I won't know a whole lot until after that.”

McCoy confirmed that the deceased was an older male. The Hannibal Police Department daily blotter labeled the incident as a "suspicious death."

“We're in the process of notifying next of kin, so I can't release the name,” he said, adding that he is working with police to contact family members.

McCoy said he is “not 100 percent sure” if surviving members of the deceased man's family are local residents.

Details surrounding the death and the condition of the body are not being addressed publicly by investigators.

“Not at this time. Hopefully later today (Wednesday) we'll have more information out as their investigation progresses,” said McCoy, adding that police are handling the “investigative side” while he is responsible for the body.

Police began their investigation shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday after officers were called to 2034 Broadway, which was believed to be a vacant property.

A neighbor told Courier-Post Editor Eric Dundon that the home had been vacant for most of 2015. The neighbor, who declined to provide her name, said an older man had been living at the home, but had moved out to be nearer to children.