Bashaw, Alberta -The RCMP can confirm that there was graffiti damage to property located on the premises of the Bashaw Motor Inn. At this time, police have no information to indicate the mischief to property and motel fire are related in any way. Anyone with information that might assist police in determining who is responsible for the Graffiti or what caused the fire is asked to call Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.
Bashaw, Alberta – This afternoon, investigators on scene at the Bashaw Motor Inn were finally able to search through some areas of debris and have confirmed finding remains of one person. Owing to flowing water from a damaged water main, recovery of this unidentified body has been delayed. An autopsy will be scheduled for later this week to determine cause of death and identity.
Three persons had been taken to hospital yesterday where one has now been released and the condition of the other two remains unchanged.
The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit and other RCMP support services have been brought to the site to assist in the investigation. The RCMP is taking the precaution of considering this to be a crime scene until proven otherwise. At this time, the RCMP will not speculate on how the fire may have started, or any of the evidence they may have collected thus far.
The next release on this matter will be made Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by the RCMP’s Strategic Communications office. Until that time, no further information will be available.
Fire at Bashaw Motor Inn Sends Three to Hospital
Bashaw, Alberta – This morning at about 1:15 a.m., Bashaw RCMP were called to the scene of a fire at the Bashaw Motor Inn in Bashaw. Fire service also attended and extinguished the fire. The scene has now been secured for investigational purposes. The hotel was occupied at the time, and 3 persons have been transported to hospital in serious condition.
Police and fire Investigators have not yet determined if the fire was of suspicious origin and are now establishing if all persons in the hotel at the time of the fire are accounted for. It is expected that a review of the fire scene will take at least one day, at which time further information is expected to be released.
Bashaw Motor Inn is off Highway 53, near Highway 21, one hour from Red Deer.