UPDATE: Thorsby RCMP and Major Crimes Unit seek man in homicide investigation

Warburg, Alberta – The RCMP is seeking to arrest a 29-year-old man on a charge of second degree murder in relation to the death of Christopher O’Reilly* (36) of Warburg, who died on the night of Monday Jan. 30, after sustaining injuries in an incident which police now are investigating as a homicide.

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An autopsy was completed this past Tuesday in which the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the manner of death to be homicide.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Gerald Peter KRAHN** (29), formerly of Grande Prairie, (ARRESTED) who is wanted on one count of second degree murder in relation to the death of Christopher O’Reilly.

Gerald Peter Krahn is considered to be armed and dangerous. The RCMP would like caution the public that Krahn should not be approached if seen, but rather, if anyone does see him or knows of his whereabouts, they are encouraged to call the police immediately.

Gerald Peter Krahn was last known to be staying the Beaumont area but currently is of no fixed address.

The homicide investigation is ongoing with police resources from the Thorsby RCMP Detachment, Edmonton MCU and other specialized units of the RCMP.

The RCMP is very interested in hearing from anyone who may information about this investigation and encourages them to call the Thorsby RCMP Detachment at 780-789-3950. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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BACKGROUND:

January 30, 2017

Thorsby RCMP and Major Crimes investigate suspicious death in Warburg

Warburg, Alberta – Last night, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Thorsby and Breton RCMP Detachments responded to a report of an injured man in the village of Warburg. The man was transported to a hospital in Leduc, however, he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has assumed carriage of the investigation and is awaiting the results of an autopsy which is to be conducted in Edmonton tomorrow at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Police have identified the deceased as Christopher O’REILLY* (36) of Warburg. The cause and manner of death have yet to be determined by the autopsy which is scheduled for Tuesday.

The investigation is ongoing and is utilizing members from the Thorsby RCMP Detachment, the RCMP’s Edmonton MCU as well as its Forensic Identification Section (FIS). Police are processing the scene and conducting interviews of witnesses.

Warburg is located approximately 58 kilometres west of Leduc.

In the meantime, police ask that anyone who may information about this investigation call the Thorsby RCMP Detachment at 780-789-3950. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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