RCMP are investigating a suspicious death at Maskwacis early Monday.
About 1:50 p.m. Maskwacis RCMP responded to a disturbance and reports of injuries at a home within the Samson town site.
“Police arrived on scene and located two injured men who stated they had been assaulted in the same house where police found another man, who had succumbed to his injuries,” said RCMP.
All three men are believed to be victims of a home invasion.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Edmonton to determine the manner and cause of death.
The RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Services are in Maskwacis assisting investigators. Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP, including the Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section and Maskwacis Community Response Unit are all involved.
“The investigation is in its early stages as police process the scene and conduct witness interviews,” said police.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-3767. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or go online to www.tipsubmit.com.