CTV News has learned that a human head found in a box in north east Edmonton Wednesday morning is related to a homicide near Ranfurly, Alta.
The human head was discovered around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.
A body was found in a rural area near Ranfurly, approximately 137 kilometres east of Edmonton, on Saturday night.
A passerby driving on Range Road 121 northeast of Ranfurly noticed an empty pickup truck parked by the side of the road wit the engine running. The passerby discovered a lifeless body lying in the nearby ditch and contacted RCMP.
RCMP said the person died as a result of a homicide.
Residents in Ranfurly told CTV News they had been hearing repeatedly that the victim was decapitated.
Police did not release a cause of death or gender of the victim.
RCMP investigating homicide in central Alberta
Vermilion RCMP are investigating a homicide in a rural area near
Ranfurly, Alberta, which is about 140 kilometres east of Edmonton.
man's body was discovered on Saturday, October 20th around 8:30 p.m.
after RCMP were called to a complaint of a sudden death.
The death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy was performed in Edmonton on Monday.
The victim's name has not yet been released, nor is the cause or manner of death.
days later after the discovery of the body, officers were still on
scene searching a field near where the discovery was made along Range
Road 1-21 just north of Highway 16.
A number of rumours have been floating around the small area, but officers have remained tight-lipped.
way too early in our investigation to state exactly what happened and
what exactly we're looking for, so we're hoping the public will step up
to the plate and assist our investigators," said Doris Stapleton with
the RCMP's K Division.
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