RCMP identify teenager as victim of last month’s homicide on Samson Cree Nation

Maskwacis RCMP identified the victim of last month’s homicide in the Samson Cree Nation town-site on Wednesday and issued a plea for tips from the public as they work to find out who killed him.

Police said the victim is 18-year-old Lynden Thom of Maskwacis. They said an autopsy has determined Thom was the victim of a homicide although they did not reveal details about how he died.

Officers were called to a disturbance at a home in the Samson Cree Nation town-site just before 2 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017. They found three injured men when they arrived and Thom died of his injuries.

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Watch below: In March 2017, Sarah Kraus filed this report after speaking with Maskwacis residents who say they’re living in fear because of what they say is a spike in gang activity.

“The police investigation into this murder is ongoing and the Maskwacis RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public in this case,” the RCMP said in a news release Wednesday. “Anyone who believes that they may have information which would assist investigators is asked to call the Maskwacis RCMP detachment at 780-585-3767.”

Tips can also be anonymously submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).



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