Concerned residents want facts from Derbyshire Constabulary after a ‘sudden death’ and much police activity nearly 48 hours ago.
Officers said a man’s body was found in a house on Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, on Friday afternoon.
He has not yet been formally identified.
A police cordon was also put up at a shopping area near Morrisons in Staveley on Friday afternoon.
It is not clear if the two incidents are linked.
Derbyshire Constabulary has so far released little information to the press and the public.
Residents told the Derbyshire Times they had heard ‘many rumours’ and wanted an update and facts from police.
In a brief statement on Friday afternoon, a force spokesman said: “Police were called to a house in Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, at about 2.15pm on Friday after reports that a man had been taken ill and subsequently died.
“An investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death has now been launched.
“Anyone with information should call police on 101.”
The spokesman described the case as a ‘sudden death’.
Three police cars and two ambulances attended Campbell Drive and officers put up a cordon.
Shocked residents stood on nearby streets, talking and hugging each other for support.
One Barrow Hill man, who did not want to be named, said: “It is shocking.
“We do get trouble from time to time but nothing like this.
A woman added: “My friend has lived in Barrow Hill for eight years and the worst she’s had is her wheelie bin being set on fire.”
Residents have taken to social media to tell of their shock at the incident and express their sadness at the man’s death.
Flowers and a candle have been placed on the doorstep of a house in the neighbourhood.
This is a developing story and we will bring you further details as and when we get them.