Police investigate suspicious death of man near northwestern edge of Edmonton

Edmonton police officers taped off a large part of a field on the city’s northwestern outskirts Wednesday night as homicide detectives investigated a suspicious death.

Police said they were called to an incident at a residence in the area of 185 Street and 121 Avenue at around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday. Further investigation led them to find the body of a 48-year-old man nearby, the Edmonton Police Service said in a media release issued on Thursday.

On Wednesday night, there was a police presence in a field in the area of Yellowhead Trail by the 184 Street overpass.

The scene included a white tarp on the ground as well as a pickup truck with the driver’s door wide open.

It’s not known when, where or how the man died, or how long his body had been in the area.

An autopsy was performed on Thursday, the results of which police said were inconclusive.

Police said they do not have anyone in custody.

Anyone who may have been in the area Wednesday evening is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers.

Edmonton police officers taped off a large part of a field on the city's northwestern outskirts Wednesday night. May 15, 2019.

Edmonton police officers taped off a large part of a field on the city's northwestern outskirts Wednesday night. May 15, 2019.

Eric Beck/ Global News

With files from Caley Ramsay, Global News.

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