RCMP Major Crimes Unit lay charges after a murder and arson investigation

Wetaskiwin, Alberta – On June 23, 2021 just after 7:30 a.m. the Wetaskiwin RCMP were called to a structure fire on a rural property in the Usona district of the County of Wetaskiwin.

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit responded to investigate. On June 24, 2021, human remains were located at the property and an autopsy was completed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton on June 25. The results of the autopsy are pending.

Linden Buffalo (31), and Jake Green (36) of Maskwacis, AB and Donovan Lightning (28), of Wetaskiwin, AB have been charged with the Murder of Clifford Stauffer and Arson with disregard for human life. Lightning, Green and Buffalo have been remanded in custody until their court appearance on June 29, 2021.

RCMP Murder Investigation
RCMP Murder Investigation

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit

Wetaskiwin RCMP

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