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RCMP investigating suspicious deaths in Crowsnest Pass

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CROWSNEST PASS, AB – Mounties in southwest Alberta are looking into the deaths of two people.

Just before 8:00 am Friday (Feb. 5) Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a home after a 911 call of a sudden death.

Two people, a man and woman, were found dead inside.

The deaths have been deemed suspicious and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit along with RCMP Forensic Identification Services have been called in to assist with the investigation.

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Preliminary investigation indicates that there is no risk to the public and the RCMP feel this is an isolated incident.

Autopsies will be conducted in the coming days.

RCMP say a further update will be provided following the autopsies.

 

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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