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Police investigating after body found in west Edmonton

Police are investigating after a body was found in a baseball field near near 177 Street and 69 Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Julia Wong / Global News

UPDATE: On Monday, Oct. 28, police said they had determined the death was non-criminal.

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man in west Edmonton.

Police said they located the body around 9:35 a.m. on Sunday after it was discovered by a passerby near 177 Street and 69 Avenue.

The man’s body was on a baseball field in the Callingwood neighbourhood, according to police.

Officers said while the death is being considered suspicious, there are no indications on whether the death was criminal in nature.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has been contacted to assist in the investigation.

Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact their local detachment or to call 780-423-4567.

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