The RCMP is investigating a homicide after human remains were discovered outside Fredericton.

Police say the remains were found in a wooded area off Route 10 in Noonan, N.B., on Saturday.

"In this particular case, we did receive information from the public that led to us discovering the body, and at this point we're trying to determine who the person is," said RCMP Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.

Police have determined the remains belong to a man and that he died as a result of a homicide.

Police won't say what led to the discovery in the woods, or how long the remains had been there.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.