North Yorkshire Police received reports from members of the public and the ambulance service at 5.40pm on Wednesday, May 1 of an incident at a property on Marlborough Street.
After entering the property officers found the body of an elderly man.
Police investigations are ongoing.
The force have said: "Upon arrival at the scene, officers sadly discovered the body of a man in his seventies.
"Officers are working at the scene to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death of the man."