Spruce Grove, Alberta – On Nov. 27, 2020 members of the Parkland RCMP Serious Crime Unit arrested a suspect that was connected with the 2017 murder of 24-year-old Alexander Blanarou of Abbotsford, B.C.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the 2017 investigation supported by the Abbotsford Police Department (APD). After an extensive three year investigation, Michael Schweiger (31) of Spruce Grove was arrested without incident and charged with second degree murder. He was remanded into custody and has been returned to B.C.
This arrest serves as another great example of collaboration between different police agencies. Crime transcends borders and by working together with partner agencies and sharing information, police continue to keep their communities safe.
No further details will be released as the matter is now before the courts.
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