Police are investigating a sudden death in Fort Smith.

According to a news release issued on Tuesday evening, RCMP were called at around 11pm on Monday.

A 48-year-old man was found dead at the scene, the location of which was not provided.

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Police did not confirm the man’s identity, though Cabin Radio understands he has been named locally as Fort Smith resident Ralph Sifton, who is of the same age.

“Today, my biological father passed away beaten to death,” a Facebook user wrote on Sifton’s profile. “Now he’s gone and I couldn’t even say goodbye.”

RCMP did not confirm what led to the death.

Members of the territory’s major crimes unit, forensic ID team, and coroner service have travelled to Fort Smith to investigate the death.

That investigation continues, with police saying no further information can yet be released.