UPDATE – Police Investigate Death

Wood Buffalo RCMP have identified the man who was found dead early Sunday morning, October 13th, 2013 at a construction site and next of kin notification has been completed. The 22 year old man was from Calgary and had been working in Fort McMurray.

An autopsy was conducted in Edmonton on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 where the results indicated the injuries the man sustained were consistent with a fall from a height. The autopsy also found nothing suspicious to indicate any criminal activity.

Police are respecting the family’s wishes and will not be releasing any further information on the man.

Wood Buffalo RCMP would like to thank the construction site management development and the general public for their patience and cooperation during this investigation.

Background (Released 2013-10-13)  

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of suspicious person at a construction site in the Riverstone Ridge area of Timberlea at approximately 3:50 am on Sunday, October 13th, 2013. Employees on-site called and advised police they saw a male in the construction site but he was now gone.

When police arrived a short time later, they conducted a foot patrol of the site and discovered the body of Caucasian male believed to be in his mid-twenties, at the bottom of an uncompleted elevator shaft.  A second male located on the site was located and has been detained.

Police do not believe foul play to be involved in the man’s death; however, the scene has been secured by police so that a thorough investigation into this incident can be conducted. The investigation, which is in the early stages, continues and updates will be made as it progresses.

At the time of this release, police are still attempting to identify the dead man so that next of kin notifications can be made.