Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate sudden death in Bowden, UPDATE 1st Degree Murder Charges Laid

Bowden, Alberta – Charges have been laid against an adult male in relation to the sudden death investigation.

A 25-year-old female from Bowden was located deceased in an apartment unit in Bowden on March 22. An autopsy has been completed and the manner of death has been deemed a homicide.

Ross Arran McInnes (27) also from Bowden was arrested at the scene on March 22 and has been charged with first degree murder.

After a Judicial hearing, McInnes was remanded into custody and will next be appearing on March 29, 2021 in Didsbury Provincial Court.

The victim and accused were known to each other.

The name of the deceased is not being released, and the RCMP requests on behalf of the family of the victim to afford them privacy during this difficult time.

As these matters are now before the courts, no further information will be released.


Bowden, Alberta – On March 22, 2021, at approximately 6:33 p.m., Olds RCMP members responded to an apartment in Bowden to assist EMS. A deceased female was located at the scene. The RCMP Forensic Identification Section (FIS) were called in to assist with the investigation along with the RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU). MCU has taken over the investigation.

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(File Photo) Sudden Death

RCMP advise they remain on scene as the investigation continues. There is no threat to the public.

An update will be provided when available.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit

RCMP – Southern Alberta District

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