UPDATE: RCMP charge 37-year-old male with 2nd Degree murder of “Missing Person”, Sherri Lynn Flett, following discovery of human remains in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray, Alberta – Alberta RCMP Major Crimes continues to investigate the found human remains that were located on Jan. 24, 2022 at a residence in the Grayling Terrace neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alta.

As a result of the investigation and an autopsy that took place at the Edmonton Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the human remains have been identified as belonging to missing person Sherri Lynn Flett (43 yrs) of Fort McMurray, Alta.

On Jan. 26, 2022, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes, along with the assistance of the Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team, the Wood Buffalo RCMP and the Wood Buffalo RCMP General Investigation Section, arrested Timothy Andrew McDougall (37 yrs) of Fort McMurray, Alta. He has been charged with the following offences:

· Second Degree Murder of Sherri Lynn Flett

· Indignity to human remains

· Unlawful confinement

· Additional firearms related offences.

Following a judicial hearing, McDougall was remanded into custody and is scheduled to attend Fort McMurray Provincial Court on Jan. 31, 2022.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information can be provided.


January 25, 2022

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigates found human remains in Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit are investigating found human remains in Fort McMurray.

On Jan. 24, 2022, human remains were found at a location in Fort McMurray.

Human Remains Found
Human Remains Found

The circumstances surrounding the death of this individual and their found remains are believed to be suspicious. Investigators do not believe there is any threat to public safety as it relates to this suspicious death.

An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.

No further information will be provided at this time.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit

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