Maskwacis RCMP and Major Crime Unit investigate after body discovered in a ditch along a rural road – UPDATE, charges laid against Wetaskiwin male

Maskwacis, Alberta – The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has laid charges against a man in relation to a homicide on Samson Cree Nation on Sept. 9, 2022.

The deceased in this incident has been identified as 22-year-old Jordie Buffalo-Crier, a resident of Samson Cree Nation.  As a result of the investigation, on Sept. 13, 2022, RCMP arrested Kieran Keith Lightning (20), in Wetaskiwin. Lightning has been charged with Second Degree Murder.

Lightning has been remanded into custody with his next court appearance set for Sept. 29, 2022, at Wetaskiwin Provincial Court.

As this matter is now before the courts, the RCMP will not be commenting further

 If anyone has information about this offence or those responsible, please contact the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600. 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.

BACKGROUND

Maskwacis, Alberta – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit and Maskwacis RCMP are investigating after a body was found on the Samson Cree Nation on September 9, 2022.

At approximately 7:10 A.M. on September 9th, Maskwacis RCMP were notified that a body had been discovered in a ditch along a rural road on the Samson Cree Nation. The initial investigation deemed the death as suspicious and the Major Crimes Unit is now investigating.

Suspicious Death RCMP Investigation
Suspicious Death RCMP Investigation

The identity of the deceased will not be released at this time and an autopsy is scheduled for September 13, 2022 in Edmonton.

The investigation is in its early stages and anyone with information is asked to contact the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600. 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.

Maskwacis RCMP

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