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Fort St. John RCMP is currently trying to determine the cause of death in the case of Jonathan Bruce, 16, who was found dead near a motocross track on Sunday. (CBC)

Fort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into the death of a 16-year-old boy.

Jonathan Bruce was found dead near a motocross track in Fort St. John Sunday, but police have not been able to determine the cause of death and have ruled the death suspicious until more is known.

“We really can’t say for certain right now how many people were involved, or what happened. It’s still too early in the investigation. So, we’re just hoping that if anybody did see something, they can give us a call and help us out,” says RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie.

An autopsy has been scheduled in order to determine the cause of Bruce’s death.

The superintendent of the Peace River North School District confirmed that Bruce was a former student at North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John, and counselors were called in today to help grieving students and staff.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious during the evening of Nov..23 or the morning of Nov. 24 near the motocross track is asked to call RCMP at 250-787-8100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

With files from CBC's Marissa Harvey