On Nov. 19, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., with assistance from the Alberta RCMP’s Emergency Response Team, a male was taken into custody in relation to this homicide. 

Travis Myles Melnyk (40), of High Prairie, Alta., has been charged with:

·First degree murder

·Forcible confinement

Melynk was brought before a Justice of the Peace for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and was remanded into custody.  His Court appearance has been set for Monday, Nov.22, 2021, in High Prairie Provincial Court at 9:00 a.m.

As this matter is now before the Court, no further updates will be provided.


November 20, 2021

In the early morning of Nov. 19, 2021, Lakeshore Regional Police Service and High Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon at a residence in Sucker Creek First Nation. Emergency services arrived on scene and found a 35-year-old male deceased. The initial investigation determined the circumstances surrounding the death appeared to be suspicious in nature. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit are involved and have taken over carriage of the investigation.

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit, with assistance from Lakeshore Regional Police Service and High Prairie RCMP, continue to investigate.

No further details can be released at this time.

Information provided by the Alberta RCMP