Body found in residence on Samson Reserve; man charged

A 21-year-old Maskwacis man has been charged after a death in the community over the weekend.

A 21-year-old Maskwacis man has been charged after a death in the community over the weekend.

Walter Samuel Louis of the Samson Cree Nation faces charges of second-degree murder and indignity to a human body.

A body was found in a residence on the Samson Reserve on Sunday. The remains have yet to be positively identified. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday in Edmonton.

On Sunday, Maskwacis RCMP received a report of a possible homicide at a Samson residence. Officers attended and then the Calgary RCMP major crimes unit was called and took charge of the investigation. Maskwacis community response unit, Wetaskiwin general investigation, K Division special tactical operation and forensic identification section have all been involved in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this or other investigations is asked to call Maskwacis RCMP detachment at 780-585-3767 or report information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or via the internet at

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