10/26/2012 01:09 EDT | Updated 12/26/2012 05:12 EST

Edmonton Severed Head Autopsy Results To Be Released Today

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.

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