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Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit charge Drayton Valley male with first degree murder in Red Deer

Red Deer, Alberta – On Nov. 14, 2021, at 3:05 p.m., Red Deer RCMP received a request to attend a residence in the are of 58 Avenue and 69 Street in Red Deer to assist Emergency Medical Services with the sudden death of 37-year-old Dennis Anderson Edwards from Red Deer.

As a result of further investigation, Red Deer RCMP believed the death to be suspicious. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit took over carriage of the investigation. The autopsy was completed by the Calgary Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

On Nov. 23, 2021, the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit obtained a warrant and arrested 29-year-old Jordan David Ruff of Drayton Valley, Alta., for First degree murder.

Ruff remains in custody awaiting a judicial hearing.

Murder Investigation
(File Photo) Murder Investigation

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit with the assistance of the Red Deer General Investigation Section, RCMP Forensic Identification Section and the RCMP Digital Forensic Services continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information can be provided.

Red Deer RCMP

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit

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