Human remains found near Smoky Lake

The RCMP Major Crime Unit from Edmonton is investigating after human remains were found earlier this week in a rural area near Smoky Lake.

Police withholding man's identity

The RCMP Major Crime Unit from Edmonton is investigating after human remains were found earlier this week in a rural area near Smoky Lake, Alta.

Police say they know who the man is, but are withholding his identity until next of kin are notified.  

An autopsy has not yet been scheduled. 

The remains were found Monday.

Smoky Lake is about 120 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.