Human remains found near Punnichy skpic

RCMP have cordoned off the area near Punnichy, Sask., where the human remains were found. (RCMP)

The RCMP has confirmed that the remains found on the Muskowekwan First Nations north of Regina are human. 

An autopsy will take place this week to determine cause of death and to help confirm the identity.

The remains were found around 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday. A resident of the reserve made the discovery in a wooded area near his property.

RCMP from Punnichy were contacted and they secured the scene, which is northeast of the village. 

The office of the chief coroner, a forensic anthropologist, the Yorkton RCMP forensic identification section and the RCMP major crime unit (south) are working on the case.

No other details have been released.