RCMP Issues Warrant for Man Wanted for First Degree Murder in Northern Alberta | The Canadian News

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has a warrant for the arrest of a northern Alberta man wanted for first degree murder.

On December 18, Lac La Biche RCMP found a dead man inside an apartment complex at 10310 102 Avenue.

The man was later identified as Landy Shirt, 31, who was the subject of a missing persons case on Dec. 8.

At the time, police said the family reported Shirt missing as of December 3 and that he had been seen in the Goodfish Lake Metis settlement area along with the village of Lac La Biche after December 6.

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On Tuesday, the RCMP said Lorne Cardinal of Lac La Biche, 25, is wanted for first-degree murder in connection with Shirt’s death.

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The Mounted urge caution as Cardinal is considered armed and dangerous. Police say stay away from Cardinal and contact RCMP at 780-404-2500 if you know the man’s whereabouts. You can also remain anonymous using Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

Lac La Biche is 213.5 km northeast of Edmonton.

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