Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate homicide at Drumheller Institution

Drumheller, Alberta – On Jan. 26, 2022, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Drumheller RCMP responded to serious assault at the Drumheller Institution.

The assault on 34-year-old Jeffrey Ryan of Parkland County, Alta., by Ashley Baird (38) of Nanaimo, B.C., was allegedly unprovoked.

Ryan sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital where he died.

Jail Cell
(File Photo)

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken carriage of the investigation.

An autopsy has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and will be performed in the coming days.

Ashley Baird has been charged with second degree murder and will be appearing in Drumheller Provincial Court on Feb. 11, 2022.

As these matters are before the courts, no further details surrounding the incident can be released.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit

Drumheller RCMP

RCMP – Southern Alberta District

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