Man found dead in truck is homicide victim, police say

Saskatoon Police say a man found dead in the cab of a pickup truck in Saskatoon was the victim of a homicide.
Alexander Holdner's body was found in this truck on the shoulder of Circle Drive late Thursday night. (CBC)

Saskatoon Police say a man found dead in the cab of a pickup truck in Saskatoon was the victim of a homicide.

The body of Alexander "A.J." Holdner, 25, was discovered in a pickup truck on the shoulder of Circle Drive near the 11th Street exit late Thursday night.

One of the truck's rear wheels was detached and in the ditch.

Police called Holdner's death suspicious at the time but said they were waiting for an autopsy to make a determination.

They said in a news release Saturday that "the manner of his death was determined to be a homicide."

They did not say how he died.

Holdner had recently moved to Saskatoon from Young, Sask.