Murder charge laid in stabbing death

A 31-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder following the the death of a man in the Village Mall parking lot on Nov. 18.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder following the the death of a man in the Village Mall parking lot on Nov. 18.

Daniel Boyd Sawyer of Red Deer turned himself in on Friday. He remains in custody while police hunt for a second suspect in relation to the homicide of Alan Beach. Beach was stabbed around 9 p.m. and later succumbed to his injuries.

The second suspect is described as approximately 30-years-old with short dark hair, clean shaven, five-foot-ten and about 200 lbs. On the night of the murder he was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, dark pants and a baseball cap with a white logo. RCMP believe the man may be travelling in a black pickup truck. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. The RCMP have obtained a still image of the second suspect from the Blarney Stone Pub.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information should contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.