THE body of a 20-year-old Huddersfield man has been found near a moorland road above Ripponden.
Police said the grim discovery was made by a member of the public yesterday afternoon, close to the A58 Rochdale Road.
West Yorkshire Police's newly-formed Homicide and Major Inquiry Team has been drafted in, which has led to speculation that the man's death is suspicious.
But police refused to give out any further details until a press conference planned for later today at Halifax Police Station.
The investigation is being headed by Supt Paul Kennedy.
The Homicide and Major Inquiry Team was set up in West Yorkshire earlier this month.
It is led by Det Chief Supt Chris Gregg - who used to be in charge of Huddersfield CID - and has many highly-experienced detectives among its ranks.
Before April, if a major investigation such as a murder happened in West Yorkshire a makeshift CID team would be set up with officers drawn from across the county.
So if a murder happened in Leeds, CID officers from Huddersfield would have been drafted in to help.
Now this is no longer the case, with officers from the Homicide and Major Inquiry Team setting up headquarters in the area where the incident has taken place.
The squad - split into six teams - includes eight detective superintendents, two detective chief inspectors, six detective inspectors, 24 detective sergeants and 96 detective constables.
West Yorkshire Assistant Chief Constable (operational support) John Sampson said: "The new team will be very experienced and will also create greater stability in divisions which won't face losing staff to major inquiries on a regular basis."