The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is taking over after a man was found dead in a community south of our city.
It was around 5:15 Friday morning when RCMP in Maskwacis responded to reports of a fight. When they got there they found a 27-year-old man who had been injured. He was taken to hospital where he later died.
While the investigation is ongoing, police say this wasn’t a random incident and there is no risk to the public.
An autopsy will be performed on Monday. The name of the deceased is not being released at the request of the family. Police say they will release more information as it becomes available.
Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen something. Anyone with information is asked to call the Maskwacis Detachment at 780-585-3767. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online. (kb)