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Burned body found on Tsuu T'ina Nation leads to homicide investigation

A teenager found dead in the Elbow River on Tsuu T'ina Nation just west of Calgary was the victim of homicide, according to police.

18-year-old man was from Calgary, say police

Tsuu T'ina Nation Police are investigating after the body of an 18-year-old was found in the Elbow river. (Tsuu T'ina Nation Police Service)

A teenager found dead in the Elbow River on Tsuu T'ina Nation just west of Calgary was the victim of homicide, according to police.

The 18-year-old man was found on Saturday evening by two people who were fishing in the Elbow River near the Weaselhead Bridge.

Tsuu T'ina Nation police found the body, which was partially burned, after arriving on scene.

Following an autopsy on Monday, a medical examiner in Calgary confirmed the death was the result of a homicide.

The identity of the victim of is being withheld pending notification of next of kin but Sgt. Shane Powers with the Tsuu T'ina Nation Police Service says the man was not known to have any associations or ties to the Tsuu T'ina Nation.

Powers says RCMP Major Crimes Unit will be taking over the investigation and the Tsuu T'ina police will continue to assist.  

Tsuu T'ina police and RCMP are asking the public for help in the case.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP at 403-420-4913 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.