A man has been charged with murder after an 80-year-old's body was found in Castlemaine, police confirmed.
The 53-year-old was interviewed by detectives, police said, and charged on Monday evening with one count of murder.
Police said the 53-year-old and the deceased man were "believed to be known to each other".
The 53-year-old man is due to face the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.
A MAN is in custody following the "suspicious" death of a man in Castlemaine.
Emergency services were called to a Wimble Street address just before 10.45am on Monday.
A Victoria Police spokesperson confirmed a man was in custody and assisting police with their enquiries.
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Detectives from the homicide squad were travelling to the scene on Monday afternoon. The death was being treated as suspicious.
Police urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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