March 28, 2018 2:39 pm

Autopsy doesn’t provide answers in Strathcona County death

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

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An autopsy hasn’t revealed how a man died before his body was found in Strathcona County over the weekend.

Strathcona County RCMP found the man’s body Saturday at around 9 a.m. in a rural area.

Police cruisers blocked off Range Road 213, just off Highway 16, and the road was closed until Sunday afternoon.

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

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

Kim Smith/Global News

An autopsy by the Alberta Medical Examiner’s office on Tuesday couldn’t determine the cause of death.

Investigators are now waiting for toxicology results.

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The Strathcona County General Investigative Section is investigating the sudden death.

The identity of the victim hasn’t been released.

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