Wetaskiwin RCMP charge man with second degree murder

Wetaskiwin, Alberta – A 34-year-old Maskwacis man was arrested yesterday and charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Justin Eagle (45)* who died at the Wetaskiwin Hospital on the night of Saturday, August 26, 2016, after being found with severe injuries in an apartment stairwell earlier that same night in Wetaskiwin. An autopsy conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton on August 29, determined that the manner of Mr. Eagle’s death was homicide.

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Investigators from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) have been working on the case from the outset with assistance from the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment and the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS).

Yesterday morning, police arrested Dustin Walter Okeymow (34)** without incident. He has been charged with one count of second degree murder in connection with Justin Eagle’s death.

Dustin Walter Okeymow is scheduled to appear in Ponoka Provincial Court on Friday, September 15, 2017. Additional details about this investigation will not be provided by the RCMP at this time as the matter is now before the courts.

BACKGROUND:

August 27, 2017

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate suspicious death of male

Wetaskiwin, Alberta – Last night, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment responded to call to assist EMS at apartment building complex in Wetaskiwin where a male was found unresponsive with serious life threatening injuries. The male was transported to Wetaskiwin hospital where he succumbed to those injuries a short time later.

Upon their arrival, police immediately contained the scene, which is currently being examined by the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS). Investigators from the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit – South (MCU) have assumed carriage of the file and are working with members from the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment as they investigate the circumstances surrounding this death.

Additional details are not available at this time as the investigation is ongoing, however, any new information will be disclosed through an updated media release.

RCMP would like to advise this incident is not related to a separate investigation which was reported on Aug. 25, 2017.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or may provide their information by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

Wetaskiwin RCMP


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