The RCMP major crimes unit has been called in after human remains were found in a Sunchild First Nation home destroyed by fire Wednesday night.
Rocky Mountain House RCMP said they responded at about 11:10 p.m. to the fire. The Sunchild First Nation Fire Department put out the flames, but the home was lost.
A fire investigator who examined the scene found human remains. Rocky Mountain House RCMP then contacted major crimes investigators.
An autopsy will be conducted next week to determine the identity of the deceased and the cause of death.
The investigation into the cause of the fire continues, including scene examination by the forensic identification section.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882.