CHATHAM, Ont. - Police are investigating after a man's body was found in a motel room in the southwestern Ontario community of Chatham.

Chatham-Kent police say they were called to the Kent motel Saturday morning.

There they found the body of a 43-year-old man lying on the floor of one of the rooms.

The Criminal Investigations Branch was called in and has taken charge of the case.

The body was taken to a hospital in London for an autopsy.

Chatham is located some 100 kilometres southwest of London.