RCMP Sgt. Steven Gruenberg emerges from the forested area east of the Bower Place shopping centre Wednesday after checking on other RCMP members conducting an investigation at the scene where a body was found near Sunny Brook Farm Museum.

Body found in Bower

A man was found dead on the trails east of Bower Place Mall on Tuesday evening.

A man was found dead on the trails east of Bower Place Mall on Tuesday evening.

The Calgary RCMP Major Crimes Unit is now investigating the “sudden death” with assistance from the local specialized police units.

Police have disclosed few details about the circumstances of the death including the identity of the victim.

The man was declared dead at the scene, directly behind the Horizon Village Estates complex in the wooded area, in the Bower neighbourhood around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

A person walking on the trails came across the body and called police.

Officers were canvassing the neighbourhood asking residents if they had seen anything suspicious and checking for video surveillance of the area on Wednesday. A section of trail in Bower Woods was closed to the public while police combed the area for clues.

“Right now anytime we find anybody out on the trails, it causes us to launch an investigation for sure,” said K Division RCMP Cpl. Laurel Scott. “We are still fully looking into it.”

Police say updates will come once any new information is confirmed through the investigation.

The RCMP have not identified the man. An autopsy is scheduled for today at the Calgary medical examiner’s office.

The RCMP is requesting the public stay away from the walking trails located east of Bower Place Mall.

Meanwhile on March 4, a man was sent to hospital after he was assaulted and knocked unconscious at a walking trail on the east side of Spruce Drive in the early afternoon.

Police are still looking for two male suspects in this incident. The two men had asked the victim for the time before they knocked him unconscious and stole his phone and MP3 player.

Contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 if you have information on Tuesday’s incident or the March 4 robbery and assault.

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