08/29/2013 12:06 EDT | Updated 10/29/2013 05:12 EDT

Police asking for public assistance in identifying remains found last year

COCHRANE, Alta. - The RCMP is asking for help from the public to identify the remains of a man found in a community northwest of Calgary last year.

Children playing just south of Cochrane came across what locals described as a human head last October.

Police say the remains appears to belong to a Caucasian male between the ages of 20 and 60.

The individual had also suffered a broken nose that had healed.

Investigators say the remains decomposed for less than a year prior to their discovery.

The RCMP is hoping someone will know who the man was and will help with the investigation.