March 25, 2018 10:55 am
Updated: March 25, 2018 7:55 pm

Body found in Strathcona County on Saturday

RCMP on scene of a suspicious death investigation in Strathacona County on Sunday, March 25.

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Strathcona County RCMP are investigating after a man’s body was found Saturday around 9 a.m. in a rural area.

Over the weekend, police cruisers were seen blocking off Range Road 213, just off Highway 16.

The road was closed until Sunday around 3:30 p.m.

RCMP on scene of a suspicious death investigation in Strathacona County on Sunday, March 25.

Kim Smith/Global News

Residents in the area told Global that a body had been found in a ditch by a neighbour who was riding a bike.

RCMP confirmed Sunday morning that police were investigating a sudden death in the area.

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An autopsy has been scheduled for later this week.

 

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