05/02/2016 20:00 EDT | Updated 05/03/2017 01:12 EDT

RCMP investigating after human remains found on farm near Brooks, Alberta

BROOKS, Alta. — Members of the Brooks RCMP detachment have launched an investigation after a local rancher made a grisly discovery on his property.

On the evening of April 28, officers responded to the farm, located approximately 10 kilometres west of Brooks city limits, after the rancher found human remains while tending to his cattle.

The RCMP forensic unit and police dog services processed the scene and members of Medicine Hat search and rescue performed a thorough search of the area.

An autopsy conducted by the Medical Examiner’s office in Calgary confirmed the remains are human but additional testing is required to determine the age, gender and identity of the deceased.

(CTV Calgary)