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Tuesday , 29 September 2020

Bonnie Lake area contained by RCMP tied to homicide investigation

Strong police presence as St. Paul and surrounding RCMP near Vilna looking to detain a fourth suspect as a homicide investigation continues.

Smoky Lake, Boyle, Redwater and St. Paul RCMP are collaborating and have the Bonnie Lake area, four kilometres northeast of Vilna, along Highway 28 contained police said and are asking that the public stay away from that area.

Police said Monday night at roughly 9:00pm that the golf course has been evacuated and one male suspect is remaining at large.

This could be linked to an ongoing suspicious death investigation outside of Cold Lake on Sunday morning.

Three suspects are in police custody.

“Three suspects are in police custody and one remaining Indigenous adult male armed suspect is believed to be at large in that area,” the press release said.

There is a heavy police presence and the RCMP are asking the public to remain in their home and call 911 if they see any suspicious activity.

He is believed to be in his mid-20’s, around 5’11” and approximately 140 lbs.

Homeowners in the Bonnie Lake area need to be aware of this situation and the public needs to avoid the area.

RCMP said further information will be provided when available.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. 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.