RCMP are investigating a grim discovery near Cochrane, Alta., Saturday morning.
Some area residents came across what they believe to be human remains around 10:50 a.m. MT.
They called local police, who then brought in the RCMP major crimes unit.
The remains have been taken to the medical examiner's office in Calgary for review.
RCMP spokesperson Doris Stapleton said they cannot confirm whether they are human remains until after the medical examiner's review.