May 7, 2018
Fort McMurray, AB – On May 6, 2018, shortly after 4:00 p.m., the Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of found human remains located in Fort McMurray. Wood Buffalo RCMP with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and General Investigation Section, attended the scene and conducted an examination. The scene was later released, and the Wood Buffalo RCMP in collaboration with the Medical Examiner’s Office in Edmonton, will be continuing the investigation in an autopsy.
As a result of the location of the human remains, and information obtained from the initial examination, RCMP have been in contact with a local family. RCMP expect the identity of the deceased to be confirmed at the autopsy.
An update will be completed as soon as possible. Foul play is not suspected at this time.
Corporal Teri-Ann Deobald
Wood Buffalo RCMP-GRC