Police charge person of interest in deaths of Alberta couple

Mounties in Alberta have charged a man with first-degree murder in the deaths of a couple last seen nearly two years ago.

Lyle and Marie McCann are shown in an undated handout photo. Mounties in Alberta have charged a man with first-degree murder in the deaths of the McCanns

EDMONTON — Mounties in Alberta have charged a man with first-degree murder in the deaths of a couple last seen nearly two years ago.

Police have long considered 40-year-old Travis Vader a suspect in the disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann, of St. Albert, Alta.

The family of the seniors reported them missing on July 10, 2010.

They were last seen alive on July 3, gassing up their motorhome for a trip to British Columbia.

Vader was arrested at the Edmonton Remand Centre where he was being held on unrelated charges.

He will make his first court appearance in Edson, Alta., on May 15.

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