UPDATE: Wood Buffalo RCMP investigating suspicious death after assault victim dies

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment is investigating a suspicious death after the victim of an aggravated assault which occurred last Friday in Fort McMurray has succumbed to his injuries in an Edmonton-area hospital.

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Members of the Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment had responded to a report of an aggravated assault on Franklin Avenue, between Father Mercredi Street and McLeod Street at approximately 3:45 a.m. on the morning of Friday, April 7, 2016. Police attended the location and found a man who was seriously injured. The victim received local medical assistance before being transported to a hospital in the Edmonton area for additional treatment. Unfortunately, he died on Wednesday, April 12.

Members from the Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment’s General Investigation Section (GIS) as well as from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit – North (MCU) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the initial complaint and aggravated assault and the victim’s subsequent death. An autopsy has been scheduled to take place at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 18.

The investigation is ongoing and the RCMP would like to assure the media that new information will be provided by way of updates when it becomes available. The identity of the deceased man is not being released at this time by the RCMP as the investigation is continuing and the autopsy has yet to be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Wood Buffalo RCMP would like to hear from anyone who may have information about this matter and asks that they call the Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment at 780-788-4000. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). In reporting information to 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.

BACKGROUND:

Wood Buffalo RCMP: Investigating an Aggravated Assault

Fort McMurray, Alberta – On April 7th, at approximately 3:45 AM, Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to an aggravated assault, which occurred on Franklin Avenue, between Father Mercredi Street and McLeod Street.

The victim, a male, sustained serious injuries and was transported to a hospital for care. No one has been arrested or charged at this time.

Police are requesting that anyone with any information regarding this occurrence contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000. Alternatively, if you would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at www.tipsubmit.com. You are not required to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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