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A police car sits at the intersection of 17th St. and Ellerslie Road Tuesday. ((CBC))

Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains in south Edmonton on Monday night.

The body was found near Ellerslie Road and 17th Street by someone who was walking through the area.

Police are investigating the circumstances around the death. A roadblock was set up and police forensics truck could be seen down 17th St.

No other details were made available to the media.