RCMP Major Crimes Unit lay a charge in 2018 Maskswacis homicide

Ermineskin, Alberta – A year long investigation following a fatal pedestrian collision which occurred on July 6, 2018, has resulted in second degree murder charges being laid by the RCMP.

29-year-old Delaina Lace Cutarm was deceased after being struck by a vehicle shortly before 1:30 a.m. Maskwacis RCMP responded to investigate and after a determination that the incident was a homicide, Edmonton RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) became involved and worked in conjunction with Maskwacis. A comprehensive investigation followed over the next 12 months.

On July 4, 2019, 27-year-old Kyle Littlechild of Maskwacis was arrested. He has been charged with one count of second degree murder in the death of Delaina Lace Cutarm. Littlechild has been remanded in custody and is schedule to appear in Provincial Court of Alberta in Wetaskiwin on July 9, 2019.

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BACKGROUND

July 12, 2018

Maskwacis RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Ermineskin, Alberta – In the early morning hours of July 6, 2018, the Maskwacis RCMP responded to a call to assist EMS in Ermineskin. A 29-year-old female was located outside, deceased, and the RCMP believe she was involved in a motor vehicle collision.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., the Maskwacis RCMP attended the location of the collision which was determined to be on Schoolhouse Road. The RCMP Forensic Identification Section and Collision Reconstructionist also attended to provide assistance with processing the scene.

An autopsy was conducted on July 10 and the RCMP can report that injuries incurred are consistent with Delaina Lace Cutarm having been struck by a vehicle.

The Maskwacis RCMP are actively investigating and seeking public information to create a timeline of events leading up to this incident. Anyone who has any information about Delaina’s activities during the evening of July 5, or the early morning of July 6, is asked to contact the Maskwacis RCMP detachment at 780-585-4600, or call your local police detachment. 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.

Maskwacis RCMP



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