Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in a rural area east of the city on Wednesday morning.

Strathmore RCMP were called to Township Road 232 and Range Road 282 at about 8:00 a.m. by a witness who said they had found a man dead on the roadway.

There is no word yet on the identity of the man but an autopsy has been scheduled for Friday at the Calgary Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police spent the day at the scene and continue to investigate.

Anyone who has information about this death is asked to contact the Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-3535 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how).