Police today made the grim discovery of a man’s body in a bungalow in Saltford.
Neighbours phoned the emergency services after growing concerned for the man’s well-being.
Officers forced their way into the property in Grange Road and found that the occupant, believed to be in his 70s, had died.
An Avon & Somerset Police spokesman said they were not treating the sudden death as suspicious.
RSPCA representatives were today called the scene to look after a number of dogs at the property.