Posted on May 27, 2014

File Number: 2014-568571

Fort McMurray, Alberta


Wood Buffalo RCMP reports 28 year old Kevin McLERNON of Fort McMurray has been charged with one count of 2nd Degree Murder in relation to the stabbing death of a 36 year old female that occurred on Monday, May 19th, 2014 in Fort McMurray.

McLERNON remains in custody and has a Provincial Court date of Monday, May 26th, 2014 in Fort McMurray. Police will not be releasing any further information concerning the victim out of respect for the family. The investigation into this incident continues.

Background (2014-05-20)
On Monday, May 19th, 2014 at approximately 10:45 p.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a residence on Ross Haven Drive in Fort McMurray where a 36 year old female was found to be suffering from an apparent stab wound.

The victim was transported to Northern Lights Hospital by EMS where she was later pronounced deceased. A 28 year old male suspect was taken into custody by police at the residence without incident.

This investigation is currently in the early stages and as such police are not releasing any further information at this time but can say the victim and suspect are known to one another. This is not a random incident and police advise the public is not at risk.

Wood Buffalo RCMP Serious Crimes Unit is leading the investigation and RCMP members remain at the scene during this ongoing investigation.

If you have information about this, or any other crime(s), please call the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions on how to do).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Media Contact:
Cpl. George Cameron
Media Relations – Community Policing
Wood Buffalo RCMP
Cell: (780) 972-0733