Sgt. Josee Valiquette says a resident of the Samson Cree Nation initially reported a homicide to police.
Officers and search dogs then located the body of an adult man on Monday afternoon near a home.
The body has not yet been positively identified.
Valiquette says investigators have determined the killing is not gang-related.
Walter Samuel Louis, 21, is charged with second-degree murder and indignity to a human body.
He is to appear in Wetaskiwin court Oct. 16.
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