Smoky Lake and St. Paul RCMP Investigate Homicide

One person found deceased in Paradise Cove.

On the night of Monday, June 19, 2017, at approximately 11:30 p.m., members of the Smoky Lake and St. Paul RCMP Detachments were dispatched to a report that a deceased person was in a rural location known as Paradise Cove.

Upon their arrival, police located a deceased male and immediately contained the scene, which has since been examined by the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS).  Investigators from the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit – North (MCU) have assumed carriage of the file and are working with members from the Smoky Lake and St. Paul RCMP Detachments as they investigate the circumstances surrounding this death.

An autopsy was completed today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton and the manner of death was determined to be homicide.

The deceased is not being identified by the RCMP at this time as the investigation is ongoing, however, police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual or suspicious in the area of Paradise Cove between June 19 and the early morning of June 20.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the St. Paul RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or may provide their information by internet at