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Clearwater homicide suspect in custody

By Contributor
April 23rd, 2014

A male suspect in in custody following a homicide in Clearwater Monday.

The adult male suspect was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Clearwater.

Clearwater RCMP responded to a call for assistance at a residence on Stegg Road in Clearwater at 10 a.m. (April 21).

Responding officers found a woman deceased inside the residence and her three children missing.

This death was treated as a homicide and is currently being investigated by the South East District RCMP Major Crime Unit.

Significant regional RCMP resources were immediately deployed to support the Clearwater Detachment in their response to this homicide scene and their active pursuit of the missing children and suspect.

This response included the Emergency Response Team, Major Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services and an RCMP Air Services helicopter.

During the late afternoon Monday an adult male suspect was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Clearwater in relation to this homicide investigation.

He is expected to appear before a Judge or Justice of the Peace later today. Prior to this appearance and the formal laying of charges, his identity will not be released.

The three missing children involved in this case were located at the same residence where this arrest occurred and safely removed by RCMP Emergency Response Team members.

The children were not physically harmed during this incident. No additional details on the children or their whereabouts will be released by police.

As this investigation remains very active and ongoing, no additional details will be released at this time.

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