The body of a man in his 40s has been found inside a house in Horden, police have announced.
Officers made the discovery at the address in Bruce Kirkup Road, in Horden, on Monday lunchtime.
Durham Police detectives say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident at this stage of their inquiries.
A spokeswoman for the force said: “We responded to reports that a body had been found at a property in Bruce Kirkup Road in Horden just after noon on Monday.
“The death is not believed to be suspicious at this stage.”