Tag Archives: Grande Prairie

16 year old Hannah Sutton shot to death by her boyfriend in Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie RCMP were dispatched to a residence in the area of 94 Avenue and 100 Street on December 16th on report of a sudden death of a 16 year old girl.

Police located a deceased teenage girl who was later identified as Hannah Sutton, 16. The autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a gunshot wound.

Justice Watt-Blais, 19, has been charged with the second degree murder of his girlfriend Hannah Sutton. Four other males have been arrested in relation to this incident with charges pending of being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Sherra Eckert dies three days after assault

Grande Prairie Police responded to an assault complaint on May 11th. Sherra Eckert told police that she needed medical attention and that she was assaulted by a woman named Barb the night before.

Eckert passed away on May 13th. Barb Wright of Grande Prairie has been charged with one count of Manslaughter.

An Autopsy is scheduled for May 17th to determine the cause of her death.

35 year old Nikkolas Steenhuisen dead after confrontation at Home Hardware

A 35 year old Nikkolas Steenhuisen is dead after confronting another man who was interfering with his vehicle, in the parking lot of Home Hardware on May 14th.

Steenhuisen tried to apprehend the suspect as he tried to get into another vehicle by standing on the running board of the truck driven by the suspect. The truck collided with another parked vehicle, trapping Steenhuisen between the two vehicles. Steenhuisen was severely injured, and was airlifted to Hospital where he died a short time after arrival.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

Amber Dawn Diebert & Jody Topilko, Grande Prairie’s double homicide victims

Mark Phillips 27, of Grande Prairie has been charged with second degree murder in the deaths of Amber Dawn Diebert 24, and Jody Topilko 30.

Phillips has been accused of killing Topilko between November 30th and December 8th. Phillips is also accused of killing Diebert on December 8th.  Both bodies were found in rural areas of Grande Prairie.

The cause of death has not been disclosed at this time.