As an autopsy takes place Thursday, Oct. 8, on a dead body found in a central Hannibal home, police have now classified the death as a homicide but say there's no threat to the community.

As an autopsy takes place Thursday, Oct. 8, on a dead body found in a central Hannibal home, police have now classified the death as a homicide but say there's no threat to the community.

The investigation began Tuesday, Oct. 6, when officers responded to 2034 Broadway for a report of a deceased male. It is believed the home has been vacant for some time.

According to the police department, the victim is an elderly male, but his identity “is being withheld until family confirmation is achieved or if necessary done so by forensic means.”

Police say they believe the homicide is an isolated incident.

Marion County Coroner Darrell McCoy performed the autopsy in Columbia, Mo.

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

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.