On Jan, 19, 2022, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Spirit River RCMP responded to a report of a house fire in the area of 45 Avenue and 49 Street in Spirit River. After the fire department extinguished the fire human remains were found inside the residence.

Spirit River RCMP in cooperation with the Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continue to investigate this incident. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The deceased has been tentatively identified but confirmation of the identity, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be made at an autopsy which has been scheduled for a later date at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.

No further information is available at this time.

Spirit River RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this incident. Please contact Spirit River RCMP at 780-864-3533 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Information provided by the Spirit River RCMP