Update: Alberta RCMP investigate the suspicious death of a man found alongside Highway 677 near Spirit River

Spirit River RCMP responded to assist  Emergency Medical Services who were called to Highway 677 west of Highway 2 near the Woking turn off on report of a deceased male on the side of the road on June 11th at approximately 9:00am.

Spirit River RCMP said the circumstances surrounding the death of the man are suspicious and  Alberta RCMP Major Crimes have taken over carriage of the investigation. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident, or dash cam footage in the area of Highway 677 in the early morning hours of June 11, 2020, is asked to contact Spirit River RCMP at 780-864-3525.

Results of an autopsy conducted by the medical examiner’s office in Edmonton determined the manner of death of the 19-year-old man to be a homicide. Police will not be released the victim’s identity or cause of death at this time.

The 2020 Alberta Homicide Victim List is available here.

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