UPDATE: RCMP investigating death; Two Strathmore males charged with first degree murder

Strathmore, Alberta – On March 17, 2019, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Strathmore RCMP responded to a call of a male who had been shot in his vehicle.

Police and EMS arrived on scene and discovered a deceased male.

An autopsy was completed on March, 19, 2019 by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The victim has been identified as Christian William White (24) of the Siksika Nation.

RCMP Major Crimes South took carriage of the investigation, and as a result have arrested and charged two adult males.

Homicide
Homicide

Kody Allan Giffen (22) and Brandon Daniel Giffen (25) both of Strathmore have been charged with first degree murder.

Kody Giffen has been remanded into custody after a court appearance and will be appearing in Starthmore Provincial Court on April. 2, 2019.

Brandon Giffen remains in custody with a court date yet to be determined.

As this matter is now before the courts no further details will be provided.

BACKROUND:

March 17, 2019

Strathmore RCMP investigating death

Strathmore, Alta. – The RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) and Strathmore RCMP are currently investigating the death of an adult male.

This morning at approximately 3:33 a.m. police responded to a report of a deceased male near Highway 817 and Highway 22X in Strathmore.

MCU have now assumed carriage of the police investigation which is in its preliminary stages.

No further details are available at this time. An update will be provided when more information becomes available.

Police are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-3535 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Strathmore RCMP



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