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Deaths of two Coaldale residents believed to be suspicious: RCMP

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COALDALE, AB – The deaths of two people in Coaldale are being treated as suspicious.

RCMP say they conducted a wellbeing check at a home in that community after neighbours reported they hadn’t seen any activity in a significant amount of time.

Officers found the occupants, a man and a woman, in a state of decomposition.

RCMP Major Crimes has taken over the investigation, with help from Coaldale RCMP. The Forensic Identification Services Unit was also called in.

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Police say the circumstances of their deaths is suspicious but believe it’s an isolated incident and the public is not in danger.

Autopsies will take place next week.

No further information has been provided at this time.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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