Thorsby RCMP and Major Crimes investigate suspicious death in Warburg

Thorsby and Breton RCMP Detachments responded to a report of an injured man in the village of Warburg.

  • Jan. 30, 2017 11:00 a.m.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Submitted by Cpl. Hal Turnbull

RCMP, “K” Division

Last night, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Thorsby and Breton RCMP Detachments responded to a report of an injured man in the village of Warburg. The man was transported to a hospital in Leduc, however, he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has assumed carriage of the investigation and is awaiting the results of an autopsy which is to be conducted in Edmonton tomorrow at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Police have identified the deceased as Christopher O’REILLY* (36) of Warburg.  The cause and manner of death have yet to be determined by the autopsy which is scheduled for Tuesday.

The investigation is ongoing and is utilizing members from the Thorsby RCMP Detachment, the RCMP’s Edmonton MCU as well as its Forensic Identification Section (FIS). Police are processing the scene and conducting interviews of witnesses.

Warburg is located approximately 58 kilometres west of Leduc.

In the meantime, police ask that anyone who may information about this investigation call the Thorsby RCMP Detachment at 780-789-3950. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

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