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Autopsy being done on Red Deer murder victim

An autopsy is being performed this morning on Red Deer’s first homicide victim of 2013.

At about 5:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Red Deer City RCMP found the body of a male in his late teens or early 20s while responding to a disturbance complaint on the 3700 block of 50th Street.

Police allege he was shot and died of his injuries.

“It’s unfortunate the first day of the year we do have a homicide,” said Red Deer City RCMP Cpl. Sarah Knelsen.

Once the autopsy is complete, police will determine what more details to release, she said.

Red Deer City RCMP General Investigation and the RCMP’s K Division Major Crimes Unit are investigating.

Anyone with information that may assist police are asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.

To submit an anonymous tip call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or report it online at

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