Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate suspicious deaths in Coaldale; “an adult male and female, in a state of decomposition” – UPDATED

On June 3, 2021, Coaldale RCMP conducted a wellbeing check on a residence in Coaldale as the neighbors hadn’t seen any activity in a significant amount of time.

Coaldale, Alberta – The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted autopsies on June 7, 2021. The preliminary findings indicate that the manner of death of the 63-year-old male is non-criminal. The manner of death of the 90-year-old female was undetermined. There are no suspects being sought by police and no risk to the public.

No further updates will be provided.

BACKGROUND

Coaldale, Alberta – On June 3, 2021, Coaldale RCMP conducted a wellbeing check on a residence in Coaldale as the neighbors hadn’t seen any activity in a significant amount of time.

Coaldale RCMP attended with a locksmith and upon entry to the residence, officers located the occupants of the home, an adult male and female, in a state of decomposition. As a result of further investigation, the circumstances are believed to be suspicious.

Coaldale Double Death Investigation
Coaldale Double Death Investigation

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken carriage of the investigation with the assistance of the Coaldale RCMP. The RCMP Forensic Identification Services Unit was also called in to investigate.

This incident is believed to be isolated and there is no danger to the public.

The autopsies will take place took place next week at the Calgary Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate these suspicious deaths. Further updates will be provided when additional information becomes available.

Coaldale RCMP



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