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11/13/2015 13:15 EST | Updated 11/13/2016 00:12 EST

ASIRT probes death of man who police believe was last seen by Mounties

RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta's Justice Department has ordered an investigation after a man was found dead in Red Deer following a chase by RCMP.

Mounties found the man's body in a wooded area of the city on Wednesday.

RCMP say they believe officers were the last people to see the man alive on Oct. 6 when they were pursuing a stolen vehicle.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says an autopsy found no evidence to suggest the 45-year old man died as a result of any physical injury or direct contact with police.

ASIRT says its investigation will focus on the circumstances surrounding what happened on Oct. 6 to determine whether anything police did contributed to the man's death.

RCMP say the man was reported missing by his family on Oct. 21.

ASIRT investigates incidents involving Alberta police that result in serious injury or death to any person.