Edmonton police investigating cold-weather-related death

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WATCH ABOVE: It's bitterly cold across much of Alberta and Edmonton police say the cold weather is linked to a man's death near Commonwealth Stadium over the weekend – Feb 4, 2019

Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a green space just west of Commonwealth Stadium Sunday morning.

Staff Sgt. Lance Parker told Global News the body was discovered by someone walking nearby around 9:30 a.m.

Parker said the victim has been identified as male, but no other details have been given at this point.

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Police said the death was not suspicious but did describe it as “weather-related.”

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Parker said it is the “first weather-related death to this point.”

Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning Sunday morning for the Edmonton region.

Watch below: Mike Sobel’s early morning weather forecast for Feb. 4 

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Edmonton early morning weather forecast: Monday, February 4, 2019

It warned that wind chill values will remain near -40 C through the early part of the week with temperatures hovering between -40 C and -45 C.

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Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health.

with files from Julia Wong

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