RCMP investigating homicide in Red Earth Creek, Alta.

RCMP have released images of persons of interest related to a homicide in Red Earth Creek, Alta. RCMP

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide after human remains were found on Dec. 4 near the hamlet of Red Earth Creek.

High Prairie RCMP were initially called after the body of a man was found off Highway 88 near Red Earth Creek around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

An autopsy conducted on Dec. 6 found the manner of death to be homicide, although police did not reveal how the man died.

On Saturday, RCMP released surveillance photos of a man and woman who they believe are persons of interest.

Later in the day, police said the public had helped identify who the pair are, but did not release any other information about the investigation.

The photos were taken at a gas station in High Level on Dec. 1.

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Anyone with information around the incident should call Red Earth Creek RCMP at 780-649-3990, or by contacting Crime Stoppers.

Red Earth Creek is about 430 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

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