An Ontario Provincial Police badge is seen in this file photo. (File Photo/The Canadian Press)

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a 34-year-old was found dead in a small northern community.

Emergency crews were called to help with an unresponsive person at a men's shelter on Mississauga Avenue in Elliot Lake, between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, around 5:54 p.m. on Friday, police said in a news release Monday.

"A 34-year-old person was found to be deceased at that location prior to emergency services arriving," said police. "The cause of death is not known at this time. The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service."

An autopsy is expected to take place in Sault Ste. Marie Monday.

OPP Media Officer Phil Young told CTV News in an email no foul play is suspected.