Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating the death of 51-year-old Patrick Kearney, whose body was found just south of the city limits on Wednesday.

Based on the results of an autopsy performed this week, they are now calling the death a homicide, police said Saturday.

Kearney’s body was found near Resources Road and the entrance to the Dune's subdivision. A bike was also located near the scene.

The cause of death has not been released, but police say they do not believe he was hit by a vehicle.

RCMP are asking that anyone who has information about Kearney's death to get in contact with them.