Brittaney Medicine Crane suspicious death in Stand Off Alberta

A 10 month investigation resulted in the arrest of one man in connection to the death of Brittaney Medicine Crane 24, in Stand Off, Alta.

Crane was found on May 21st 2015 unresponsive in her home. An investigation was prompted as the death was suspicious. Blood Tribe police, Red Deer RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit, Lethbridge’s forensic identification unit and Calgary Police’s contributed to the investigation.

A 29 year old un-named man was arrested on March 5th 2015, and charged with manslaughter.

Alpheus Burns found dead in his home

The body of Alpheus Burns, 70, was discovered in his home in Melfort on May 18th. Burns is a member of James Smith Cree Nation. At the time Mounties classified the death as suspicious.

Candace Gail Moostoos, 34, turned herself in on May 19th and has been charged with second-degree murder.  Moostoos and Burns were known to each other, however their relationship has not been confirmed.

The cause of death has not been released.

Kathleen Leary attacked with three different weapons

On May 19, EMS were dispatched to the first 100 block of Cheltenham Cove for the report of an injured woman around 6 p.m. On arrival Officers found Kathleen Leary 66,  suffering from injuries to her upper body, Leary was rushed to hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.  Leary was attacked with three separate weapons including a knife, a metal rod and a hammer.

Police charged a youth who is known to the victim after finding him at the scene. He was later charged with first degree murder.