TURTLEFORD, Sask. — RCMP say a man found dead in a rural area in western Saskatchewan was the victim of a homicide.
Officers were called Wednesday to the discovery of a body in the Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte near St. Walburg.
The man has been identified as Braeden Alfred James Sparvier.
Police have not said how the 26-year-old was killed.
An autopsy was to be performed on Friday.
Mounties say a two-kilometre stretch of road in the area remains blocked off as their investigation continues.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 3, 2020.