10/25/2012 12:55 EDT | Updated 12/25/2012 05:12 EST

Autopsy results expected Friday on human head discovered in Edmonton back alley

EDMONTON - Autopsy results are expected to be released Friday on a human head found in an Edmonton alley.

City police say the autopsy was delayed Thursday afternoon.

A woman found the head while walking in a northeast neighbourhood Wednesday morning.

Investigators are trying to determine whether it belongs to the body of a man found in a rural area east of the city on the weekend.

Local media say residents of Ranfurly have been talking about how the body was decapitated and found lying in a ditch next to a running pickup truck.

An autopsy was performed on that body Monday and the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide.