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Homicide Investigation Underway On Blood Reserve


LETHBRIDGE:  A report of a missing person on the Blood Reserve has turned into a homicide investgiation.


On Friday, June 21st, Blood Tribe Police were notified about a young man who had been missing since June 14th of this year.


The investigation resulted in the discovery of human remains, believed to be those of the person reported missing. The deceased has now been identified as 25 year old Jaimie Black Rabbit, of the Blood Tribe First Nation.


The Blood Tribe Police, in partnership with RCMP Major Crimes and RCMP Forensic Identification Section, is now investigating the matter as a homicide. The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy early next week to determine the cause of death.


Investigators confirm there is an 18 year old man, who is also a resident of the Blood Tribe first Nation, is in custody, and has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder, as well as offering an indignity to human remains.


The name of the accused will not be released, as he was believed to be a young offender at the time the offence occurred.


The accused is remanded in custody, and will make his first court appearance in Cardston Youth Court on July 4th, 2013.


Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 4/24/2014 7:41:09 AM
Source: Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) -- Country 95 News
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