The death of an 17-year-old youth at a Dunedin flat is not considered suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner, say police.

The teenager was found at a Cumberland Street at 2.45pm yesterday.

Police initially treated the death as unexplained.

However they have confirmed this morning that there are no suspicious circumstances.

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As the matter has been referred to the Coroner police could not comment further.

The 17-year-old male youth's name has not yet been released.

"Police's thoughts are with the man's family at this time," a spokesperson said.