The RCMP Major Crimes Unit and Maskwacis RCMP are investigating after a body was found on the Samson Cree Nation on September 9, 2022.

At approximately 7:10 A.M. on September 9th, Maskwacis RCMP were notified that a body had been discovered in a ditch along a rural road on the Samson Cree Nation. The initial investigation deemed the death as suspicious and the Major Crimes Unit is now investigating. 

The identity of the deceased will not be released at this time and an autopsy is scheduled for September 13, 2022 in Edmonton. 

The investigation is in its early stages and anyone with information is asked to contact the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.