Police are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man whose body was found in the Minto area on Sunday as a homicide.

RCMP

Around 5:30 p.m., West District RCMP were called to a rural property in Hardwood Ridge, about 10 kilometres north of Minto. When officers arrived, they discovered the man's body, according to a news release from Constable Isabelle Beaulieu.

The victim has been identified as Ronald Richard of Hardwood Ridge. An autopsy has been scheduled to assist in the investigation, Beaulieu said. The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit is conducting the investigation.

At this point no arrests have been made, however, police do not believe this was a random incident.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the West District RCMP at (506) 473-3137.

If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact New Brunswick Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca