Maskwacis RCMP Charge Adult in Death of Child
Maskwacis, Alberta (December 15, 2015) – On the evening of Saturday, December 5, 2015, at approximately 8:43 P.M., Wetaskiwin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a child in distress at a residence on the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis. EMS personnel attended the location and determined that the child was deceased.
Members of the Maskwacis RCMP detachment, together with investigators from the RCMP Major Crimes Unit, commenced an extensive investigation into the death of the fourteen-month-old child. An autopsy on Monday, December 7, by the Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the manner of death was a homicide.
A 28-year-old woman from Maskwacis has been charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of the fourteen-month-old child. She is to appear in Provincial Court in Wetaskiwin on December 15, 2015.
Hal Turnbull, Cpl.
RCMP, “K” Division
Strategic Communications Unit