UPDATED Thorsby RCMP and Major Crimes Unit seek man in homicide investigation

Thorsby RCMP and Major Crimes Unit confirm the arrest Gerald Peter Krahn.

  • Feb. 2, 2017 8:00 p.m.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Gerald Peter KRAHN** (29)

Submitted by Cpl. Hal Turnbull

RCMP, “K” Division

 

Following a police investigation in a homicide which occurred on January 29, 2017 the RCMP have arrested 29-year-old Gerald Krahn.

On February 2, 2017 an arrest warrant was issued for Krahn and the RCMP pursued efforts to actively locate him. On February 4 he was arrested in north Edmonton without incident.

A bail hearing has been held and Gerald Krahn has been remanded in custody to attend Provincial Court of Alberta in Breton, on February 8, 2017.

ORIGINAL STORY

The RCMP is seeking to arrest a 29-year-old man on a charge of second degree murder in relation to the death of Christopher O’Reilly* (36) of Warburg, who died on the night of Monday Jan. 30, after sustaining injuries in an incident which police now are investigating as a homicide.

An autopsy was completed this past Tuesday in which the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the manner of death to be homicide.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Gerald Peter KRAHN** (29), formerly of Grande Prairie, who is wanted on one count of second degree murder in relation to the death of Christopher O’Reilly.

Gerald Peter Krahn is considered to be armed and dangerous. The RCMP would like caution the public that Krahn should not be approached if seen, but rather, if anyone does see him or knows of his whereabouts, they are encouraged to call the police immediately.

Gerald Peter Krahn was last known to be staying the Beaumont area but currently is of no fixed address.

The homicide investigation is ongoing with police resources from the Thorsby RCMP Detachment, Edmonton MCU and other specialized units of the RCMP.

The RCMP is very interested in hearing from anyone who may information about this investigation and encourages them to 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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