Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man's body was found on an area of grassland near a block of flats.
The victim, thought to be aged in his 40s, was found by a member of the public at about 5am on Saturday in Upper Spon Street, Coventry.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said a post-mortem examination would take place and added: "The death is being treated as murder and the area has been sealed off while forensic inquiries begin.
"Officers at the scene are carrying out house-to-house inquires and checking CCTV in the area."
Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen the man in the area early on Saturday morning, is urged to contact police in Coventry on 101.