The man found dead in a burning car outside Innisfail, Alta. was a victim of homicide, say RCMP.

RCMP and fire crews were called out to a complaint of a burning car at about 2:30 p.m. MT Thursday off Range Road 273.

When they arrived, they found the dead man inside the car and now say an autopsy has determined he was murdered.

Local RCMP are currently working with the RCMP Forensic Identification Section, the RCMP Major Crimes Unit and the K-9 team to investigate.

While investigation so far has determined the deceased is male, he has yet to be identified and the cause of death isn't being released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Innisfail RCMP at 403 227 3341 or anonymously using Crime Stoppers.