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Police say death of man found in south Edmonton industrial area is non-criminal

A man was found dead in south Edmonton Sunday evening. November 19, 2017. Nathan Gross, Global News

The death of a man found in a south side industrial area Sunday evening has been ruled non-criminal in nature.

An autopsy was performed on the 18-year-old on Monday morning.

The man’s body was found outdoors at around 5 p.m., near 65 Avenue and 99 Street, just north of Argyll Road, in the CPR Irvine area.

A half dozen police vehicles and a semi truck could be seen near Alberta Plywood, which is close to the train tracks that run up the south side of the city.

The homicide section was called in on Sunday to assist in the investigation.

MacEwan University confirmed the man was a student in a statement issued on Monday.

“We are extremely distressed by the news of the loss of one of our students,” university president Deborah Saucier said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family and friends who are dealing with this tragic event. We have been in contact with the family and we will do everything we can to assist them during this difficult time.”

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The university’s Wellness and Psychological Services department has staff available to assist any students who may need counselling.

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