Report of human head remains investigated near Cochrane

RCMP are investigating a grim discovery near Cochrane, Alta., Saturday morning.

Remains brought to medical examiner's office in Calgary to see if they are human

RCMP are investigating a grim discovery near Cochrane after residents reporter seeing what could be a human head. 0:24

RCMP are investigating a grim discovery near Cochrane, Alta., Saturday morning.

Children playing outside their home, just south of town, came across what locals describe as a human head around 10:50 a.m. MT.

They called local police, who then brought in the RCMP major crimes unit.

The remains have been taken to the medical examiner's office in Calgary for review. 

RCMP spokesperson Doris Stapleton said they cannot confirm whether they are human remains until after the medical examiner's review.