Bonnyville RCMP and Major Crimes Unit – North investigate suspicious death
Sunday, October 16th, at approximately 1:27 P.M., members of the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment were dispatched to the suspicious death of an elderly man at residence within the town.
Police arrived at the residence and found a deceased man within the home. The scene was secured and the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit – North (MCU-North) from Edmonton was contacted and assumed carriage of the investigation. The home is being processed by investigators and members of the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS) as they gather evidence to determine the circumstances which led to the man’s death.
The man has been identified tentatively but confirmation of his identity, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be made at an autopsy which has been scheduled for tomorrow at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.
In the meantime, police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle which is believed to have belonged to the deceased man and is missing from the Bonnyville residence. It is described as follows:
– 1974 Dodge D200 pickup truck, light green in colour;
– Large white and green canopy on the back
– Bearing Alberta License plate # BES-165
The RCMP is looking for your help to locate this missing vehicle. If you have any information on the vehicle or know of its whereabouts, please call the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment at 780-826-3358. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You do not need to reveal your identity and Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
*Press Release from the RCMP K Division Strategic Communications
** **in an earlier version of this article, the Bonnyville RCMP were credited as the origination of this press release. LCN apologies, as that was incorrect. The article has since been amended to reflect the actual origination of the release.