UPDATE: First Degree Murder Charge Laid, Public Assistance Requested in Relation to Death of Wetaskiwin Missing Person; ” 27-year-old Cashtin Lee Joseph, ARRESTED”

Wetaskiwin , Alta. – Cashtin Joseph (27), and Stanley Howse (49), both residents of Wetaskiwin, have been charged with one count of 1st degree murder in the death of Brian Dupe (63).  They have both been remanded in custody with their next court appearances set for Nov. 1, 2022, at Wetaskiwin Provincial Court.

As this matter is now before the courts, RCMP are not able to comment further.

BACKGROUND

Wetaskiwin, Alberta – (Oct 26, 2022) Investigators have arrested Cashtin Joseph on the outstanding warrant for first degree murder of Brian Dupe.

At approximately 4:15 pm Oct. 26, 2022  Cashtin Lee Joseph was located and arrested in Millet, Alberta, by the Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of Wetaskiwin Detachment, Maskwacis Detachment, and Major Crimes.  He was taken into custody without incident and will have a bail hearing in the morning of Oct. 27, 2022.

49-year-old Stanley Victor Howse  has been remanded into custody on a charge of First Degree Murder and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Nov. 1, 2022 at 9:30 am.

The investigation is ongoing and Alberta RCMP are grateful for the public’s help in identifying and locating the accused.

BACKGROUND

Wetaskiwin, Alberta – Wetaskiwin RCMP and the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit have arrested one man and are searching for another in relation to the murder of Brian Dupe, age 63 of Wetaskiwin.

On Oct. 20, 2022, Wetaskiwin RCMP received a report that Brian Michael Dupe, 63, was missing and had not been seen since Oct. 14, 2022. An investigation was launched and the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit was brought in to assist.

Through the course of the investigation and with information received from the public, human remains believed to be Brian Dupe were located in a rural area west of Alder Flats, late in the evening of Oct. 22, 2022. An autopsy was completed by the Chief Medical Examiners Office on Oct. 24, 2022 which confirmed the identity of the remains is that of Mr. Dupe.

Investigators have obtained a warrant for 27-year-old Cashtin Lee Joseph, for First Degree Murder and are asking for the public’s assistance to locate him. Cashtin Joseph was last seen in Wetaskiwin on Oct. 24, 2022 when he was driving a blue 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with Alberta license plate BYK-4577.

Investigators have obtained a warrant for 27-year-old Cashtin Lee Joseph, for First Degree Murder
Investigators have obtained a warrant for 27-year-old Cashtin Lee Joseph, for First Degree Murder

In addition to the arrest warrant, RCMP have arrested a second male suspect in this investigation. Charges are pending against this individual and an update is expected once charges have been sworn and a court date set.

The Alberta RCMP offers condolences to the family of Brian Dupe and pledges to continue to work to hold accountable the individuals responsible for his death. Cashtin Joseph may be armed and is considered dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged not to approach him and to immediately call 911.

Anyone with information on this investigation can contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200. . If you want 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

Oct. 22, 2022

Central Alberta RCMP request assistance to locate missing adult male

Wetaskiwin, Alta. – The Wetaskiwin RCMP with the assistance of Alberta’s Serious Crimes Branch, and Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section members continue to investigate the disappearance of 63-year-old Brian Michael Dupe of Wetaskiwin, Alta.

On October 20, 2022 at 10 pm., the Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to the report of Brian missing from contact with friends and family, having not been heard from since October 14, 2022.

At the time of Brian’s disappearance, he was without a permanent residence and frequenting social service agencies within and around Wetaskiwin. The Alberta RCMP wish to locate Brian to confirm his health and well being.

Brian Dupe is described as;

Height: 175 cm (5’8”)

Weight: 77 kg (170 lbs)

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Wearing: Jeans, sweats, and black leather jacket.

The RCMP appreciates the publics assistance and will actively monitor and follow up on tips.

If you have any information on Brian’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200 or your 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.

Central Alberta RCMP

Wetaskiwin RCMP

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