RCMP say the man whose body was found near Ranfurly, Alta., on the weekend is a victim of homicide.

The body was found in a rural area after RCMP were called about a sudden death around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide.

Police have not released the victim's name or the cause of death.

"At this time, we aren't releasing any information with respect to who this person might be, the condition of the remains," said RCMP spokeswoman Doris Stapleton. "We want to protect the integrity of our investigation."