Sask. RCMP. MBC file photo.

Police are working to identify the body of a deceased person they found outdoors early Tuesday morning on the Big Island Lake Cree Nation.

Around 5 a.m., Pierceland RCMP were conducting a theft investigation when they found the body of a man lying outside.

Investigators believe the death is suspicious.

Details are sparing at this time, with the man’s age and identity still unknown.

So far there has been no word on the cause of death or a possible suspect.

The RCMP Major Crime Unit and Coroner’s office have been brought in to assist with the investigation.