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Tuesday , 2 March 2021

RCMP Major Crimes Unit charges Vegreville man with manslaughter on Friday

A Vegreville man has been charged with manslaughter after an autopsy was completed following a sudden death in the town last Tuesday.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrested and charged the man on Friday after an autopsy was completed at the chief medical examiner’s office in Edmonton.

Vegreville RCMP responded to a call of 57-year-old John Bijelic injured at a residence in the town.

The injured male was taken to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

Fifty-year-old Kevin Vrdolak of Vegreville is now charged with manslaughter in the death of John Bijelic.

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on Monday, June 8.

Police said they are not seeking any other suspects in relation to this investigation.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.