A Red Deer man has been charged with manslaughter after a woman died last week in the city.
Lyndon Olsen, 34, was arrested Monday shortly after 10 a.m. in Red Deer. He appeared in court on Tuesday morning in Red Deer provincial court to face a charge of manslaughter with a firearm.
The woman was Randee Lynn Stewart, 25, who died on Feb. 1. She was the mother of two young children.
An autopsy was performed on Feb. 2 by the office of the Chief Medical examiner and it was confirmed that her death was a homicide. It is the first homicide in Red Deer this year.
RCMP confirmed that two incidents early on Feb. 1 were related. At about 6:15 a.m. that morning, Red Deer RCMP received a report of possible gunshots in the area of a townhouse complex near 54th Avenue and 43rd Street, followed shortly afterwards by a truck crashing on its way to Red Deer Regional Hospital on 42nd Street.
RCMP located an injured woman in the truck near the hospital and she was taken to hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
RCMP Major Crimes Unit – South and members of the Red Deer RCMP general duty and General Investigation Section began an investigation immediately and determined the woman’s death was suspicious.
RCMP investigators working on the case located Olsen in the area of 39th Street and 43rd Avenue on Monday after a minor collision between the vehicle he was a passenger in and a police vehicle.