Provincial police have arrested and charged a Haliburton man after finding a body inside a residence.

Police say they responded to a call for assistance at a home on Highland Street shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

They say they found 49-year-old Robert James Brown of Haliburton deceased inside the house. Police did not specify how he died.

A 33-year-old man faces a second-degree murder charge.

Police are investigating and asking anyone with information to contact the Haliburton Highlands OPP.