A man has been charged with murder after a body was found inside a house in Jarrow this week.
Simon Bowman, 54, was found dead by emergency services at his home address on High Street just after midday on Tuesday 14 May.
He had not been seen since Sunday and officers had been treating his death as suspicious.
Christopher Graham, 30, Romney Avenue, Washington, has been charged with one count of murder.
He was remanded in custody to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates Court on Friday morning.
Detective Chief Inspector John Bent said:
Officers would ask that anyone who may have information, or who saw anything suspicious in the area between Sunday and Tuesday, to contact police.