Leduc, Millet men charged with second degree murder

Edmonton RCMP Major Crimes Unit make four arrests in relation to 2015 murder of 22-year-old woman

  • Mar. 7, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Investigators from the RCMP’s Edmonton Major Crimes Unit have arrested and charged four people after a seven-month-long investigation into the murder of a 22-year-old Camrose woman whose remains were discovered by a local resident in a wooded area within the Town of Calmar, Alberta after she had been reported missing on Aug. 1, 2015.

Mackenzie Leah Harris had been reported missing by a friend last August. Police launched a search for the missing woman which culminated in the discovery of Ms. Harris’ remains in Calmar on Aug. 3, 2015. An autopsy by the Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the manner of Ms. Harris’ death was a homicide. Police moved on the evidence which they gathered during the course of their investigation and made the arrests on Friday, Mar. 4 and Saturday, Mar. 6, 2016, in connection to the murder of Ms. Harris.

Charged with second degree murder in the death of Ms. Harris is 29-year-old Kyle Scott of Leduc, 21-year-old Dylan Bakke of Red Deer and 39-year-old Christopher Stein of Millet. Bakke is also charged with committing an indignity to a dead body.

A fourth person was arrested and charged with second degree murder and committing an indignity to a dead body, however, because the individual was a youth at the time of the offence, they cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

In addition, Kyle Scott has been charged with attempted murder stemming from an unrelated matter in 2014.

All of the accused are scheduled to appear in provincial court in Leduc on Thursday, March 10, 2016. No additional information shall be forth coming as this matter is now before the court.

 

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