UPDATE 11.20AM: A 31-YEAR-old charged with murdering a 69-year-old Maryborough man was well-known to the victim, police have said.  

Detective inspector David Briese.
Detective inspector David Briese. Robyne Cuerel

He could not comment further on the nature of the relationship between the victim and the 31-year-old man.

"Their exact relationship will be determined through further enquiries," he said.

Detective Inspector Briese said an autopsy would be conducted later this week to determine how the 69-year-old died.

UPDATE: Police have charged a 31-year-old man with murder following the discovery of body in Maryborough about 3am on Tuesday.

The man is scheduled to appear in the Maryborough Magistrates court on Tuesday.

EARLIER: Police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred overnight in Maryborough.

About 3am, police were called to a residence on Jupiter St where a 69-year-old man was found dead.

Police said a 31-year-old man was assisting police with their inquiries.

There is no further information at this stage.

More police at the murder scene in Jupiter St, Maryborough.
More police at the murder scene in Jupiter St, Maryborough. Robyne Cuerel

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