BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Three people have been charged after a male was found dead yesterday east of Toronto.

Police say the body was found around 9 a.m. on Gilbert Street at a residence in the city of Belleville.

They say investigators are still in the process of identifying the male.

Three local residents each face a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the death.

Garry Whyte, 47, Justin Kleinsteuber, 27 and Claudette Cardinal, 42, are scheduled to appear at a bail hearing this afternoon.