09/25/2014 12:02 EDT | Updated 11/25/2014 05:59 EST

RCMP investigating after body of New Brunswick man found west of Edmonton

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. - Alberta RCMP are investigating the death of an 18-year-old New Brunswick man.

Police say the man's remains were found Sunday near Stony Plain, west of Edmonton.

The RCMP major crimes unit is investigating.

The man's name has not been released at the request of his family and police are not releasing the cause of death.

RCMP say the man was living and working in Alberta when he died.