Suspicious death in Hobbema

On Aug. 1 the first gun was turned into the Hobbema RCMP as part of a newly started gun amnesty program running from Aug. 1 to Nov. 30. As the people of Hobbema work to clear the streets of gun violence RCMP received a report of a body being found on the Samson Townsite on Aug. 2 at 9:20 a.m.

  • Aug. 6, 2008 4:00 p.m.

By Tiffany Williams

Editor

On Aug. 1 the first gun was turned into the Hobbema RCMP as part of a newly started gun amnesty program running from Aug. 1 to Nov. 30. As the people of Hobbema work to clear the streets of gun violence RCMP received a report of a body being found on the Samson Townsite on Aug. 2 at 9:20 a.m.

RCMP immediately went to the site with the Maskwachees Ambulance and found an unresponsive male. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene and the death is being treated as suspicious at this time.

An autopsy will be scheduled later this week at the Edmonton Medical Examiner’s to determine the cause of death.

The Hobbema RCMP continue to investigate his incident with the help of ‘K’ Division Serious Crime Unit. Wetaskiwin/Hobbem GIS, Hobbema Community Response Unit and Red Deer Forensic Identification Section.

Hobbema RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance on this matter. Should you have information contact Hobbema RCMP at 780-585-3767 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppers.ab.ca.