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Murder charge laid in suspicious death

A murder charge has been laid in the case of a man dropped off at the Red Deer Hospital, who died shortly thereafter.

Red Deer RCMP, with assistance from the Calgary Major Crimes Unit, have charged Shane Dion McPhee, 40, of Red Deer with second degree murder.

William Blaine Baker, 47, has been identified as the victim.

The investigation started on Feb. 13, when Baker was dropped off at the hospital by a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Baker was pronounced dead shortly after he was dropped off, 9:30 p.m.

An autopsy was held at the Calgary Medical Examiner’s Office on Feb. 16, which determined Baker’s death to be a homicide.

On Feb. 17, police located the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

McPhee has been arrested and remains in police custody. He will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Monday.

No other suspects are being sought at this time.

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