Firefighters investigating a garage fire in Strathcona County Sunday discovered the body of an adult in the gutted building.

Strathcona County Emergency Services were called to a rural property on the east side of the county at 3:40 pm.

They contained the fire to a detached garage.

While investigating the cause of the fire, police found the body of an adult in the remains of the garage.

The body was taken to the medical examiner's office.

An autopsy, scheduled for Thursday, is expected to confirm the identity and sex of the body and determine the cause of death.