UPDATE: Police event underway near Vilna, Alberta, along Highway 28, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

Vilna, Alberta – A male suspect in relation to this investigation was arrested and taken into custody this morning at approximately 3:00 a.m., near Highway 28 and Range Road 130 by RCMP Police Dog Services and officers that responded to the area.

Home owners in the area around Bonnie Lake northeast of Vilna are no longer asked to remain in their home as it is now safe.

An update will be provided when available.


Vilna, Alberta – (8:56 PM) Smoky Lake, Boyle, Redwater and St. Paul RCMP are collaborating their efforts and have the Bonnie Lake area, 4 kilometres northeast of Vilna, Alta., along Highway 28 contained and are asking that the public stay away from that area.

The golf course has been evacuated and one male suspect is remaining at large. There is a heavy police presence and the RCMP are asking the public to remain in their home and call 911 if they see any suspicious activity.

This is resulting from an ongoing suspicious death investigation, three suspects are in police custody and one remaining Indigenous adult male armed suspect is believed to be at large in that area. He is believed to be in his mid-20’s, around 5’11” and approximately 140 lbs.

Cold Lake RCMP investigate suspicious death - Bonnie Lake Area
Cold Lake RCMP investigate suspicious death – Bonnie Lake Area

Homeowners in the Bonnie Lake area need to be aware of this situation and the public needs to avoid the area.

Further information will be provided when available.


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