RCMP investigating suspicious death of man near Spruce Grove

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Mounties are investigating after a man was found dead in a ditch near Spruce Grove Tuesday morning.

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At about 8 a.m., Parkland RCMP were called to the area of Range Road 271 between Highway 16A and Highway 628 where they found a man lying in the ditch.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical services.

RCMP blocked off a stretch of the road as part of their investigation and determined the circumstances around the man’s death is suspicious.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Edmonton office of the chief medical examiner.

Anyone with dash camera footage from Monday at 6 p.m. to Tuesday at 8 a.m., or information on suspicious vehicles and/or persons that may have been in the area at that time, is asked to contact police.

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