Nipawin, Sask., is about 280 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon. ((CBC))

RCMP in Nipawin are investigating what they call a suspicious death in the rural Saskatchewan community of Nipawin, northeast of Saskatoon.

Police reported Tuesday afternoon that they were called to the scene over the noon hour.

They were told that a woman was lying in the back alley of the 100 block of 2nd Street East.

Officers and emergency medical crews were dispatched, but they found the woman was dead.

The woman's name was not released but police said she was 28 years old.

Police blocked off the area so they could investigate.

On Wednesday, police said a post-mortem examination of the body was ordered and results were expected later in the day.

Nipawin is about 280 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.