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UPDATE: RCMP say Nobleford man & his uncle were victims of homicide

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Police in northern Alberta now say two men, one from Nobleford found dead on a rural road west of Bonnyville last weekend were murdered.

RCMP have arrested one person in connection with the killings. The suspect…..31 year old Anthony Bilodeau of Glendon, AB is facing two counts of second degree murder.

He turned himself in this week.

Police have now identified those killed as 39 year old Jake Sansom of Nobleford and his uncle, 59 year old Morris Cardinal of Bonnyville, AB. The two men were hunting and fishing up north at the time.

RCMP Major Crimes says the investigation has determined a verbal then physical confrontation took place between the occupants of two vehicles. A third vehicle arrived on the scene and several shots were fired.

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Autposies confirm the deaths of Sansom and Cardinal were from gunshot wounds.

Sansom was a volunteer firefighter in Nobleford and friends say he went up north after getting laid off from his job here because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bilodeau is expected to appear in court in St. Paul next Thursday (Apr. 9).

You can read our original story here: Nobleford man one of two found killed in northern Alberta

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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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