A man whose severed head was found in a bag in a northeast Edmonton alley earlier this week is the victim of a homicide that wasn't a random act of violence, police said today.
RCMP Insp. Gerry Scott gave more details of the killing while speaking to reporters at a news conference Friday morning.
The body was discovered in a ditch near Ranfurly, Alta., last Saturday.
Police are not releasing the name of the victim or how he was killed. However, CBC News has confirmed through sources that he is a Lloydminster man named Bob Roth.
Edmonton police discovered the head in a garbage bag in a back alley near 132nd Avenue and 72nd Street in the Balwin neighbourhood Wednesday.