MELROSE - The body of a man in his early 20's was found in Melrose on Sunday night near the Lake Wobegon Trail.

Melrose Police Chief Craig Maus says they received a call at about 6:15 p.m.

Police discovered the body in the 700 block of second street, about thirty yards from the trail.

Maus says the death is suspicious in nature, because the body was found in a lightly wooded area close to the trail.

"Most deaths in our area happen in homes and it's unusual we found it in such a highly traveled area," Maus says.

The name of the victim hasn't been released until family is notified.