RCMP seeking information about body discovered on TransCanada Highway near the Alta./Sask. border

Maple Creek RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance into their investigation of a deceased male discovered on the TransCanada Highway just inside the Alberta/Saskatchewan border early Sunday morning.

RCMP report that at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, a man was found deceased on the southern edge of the eastbound lanes of the TransCanada Highway approximately seven kilometres east of the Alberta border.

The identity of the man has not been determined, and it appears he died after being struck by a passing vehicle. The man is described as caucasian, in his 60s, approximately 5’7’’ and weighing 140 pounds. He has grey hair, a large moustache and a beard. He was wearing numerous layers of warm clothes and was carrying backpack and sleeping bag.

RCMP are asking for information from motorists who have observed vehicles with noticeable damage travelling eastbound on the TransCanada Highway late Friday, January 4 or early morning January 5 near the location of the collision.

Individuals with information helpful to the investigation are asked to contact the Maple Creek RCMP Detachment at 306-662-5550 or Saskatchewan Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through SaskTel at *8477 or by submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.