No arrests have been made yet in connection to two homicides that happened in Red Deer in 2021.
On Jan. 16, 2021, the body of Kyler Corriveau, a 25-year-old Eckville native who was reported missing on Dec. 15 2020, was found in Red Deer’s southeast. At the time, an autopsy did not uncover his cause of death but the police Major Crimes Unit was investigating it as a homicide.
Two months later, at about 4:40 a.m. on March 16, 2021, a yet unnamed man was found lying on the pavement with a fatal gunshot wound near 38th Avenue and 45th Street in Eastview. Police said at the time said they believed this was a targeted shooting.
When contacted by the Advocate this week, Corp. Troy Savinkoff, a spokesperson for RCMP K-Division in Edmonton, said police are still “very actively” investigating both homicides but have no new public updates at this time.
However, Savinkoff indicated more information, especially about the Corriveau case, is expected to be released in the near future.
Corriveau, who attended David Thompson High School, grew up around horses and loved to ride. Friends say he was intent on overcoming his addiction and going sober, but became “lost” after moving to Red Deer. He was remembered as a dedicated friend and a loving son.
RCMP have never identified the other man who was killed in the older section of Eastview.
“That information is protected,” said Savinkoff, who explained the identification of homicide victims is not released unless police believe “there is an operational requirement” — that is, if revealing a name could help them solve the case. This determination has not been made.
“I know the public is interested in what’s going on, and I can understand that,” Savinkoff added. “but it’s very important that we not release information that could jeopardize a case.”
He asked Red Deer residents to be patient. “We do anticipate movement in both cases.”