Peter Joseph Kaminski found dead in Lessard Lake

Mayerthorpe RCMP were called out to a cabin at Lessard Lake where they found the body of Peter Joseph Kaminski, 57, on June 16th.

An autopsy was carried out by the chief medical examiner’s office in Edmonton on June 19th, revealing the cause of death to be a homicide.

No other information has been made public at this time.

Update January 11th, 2022
Aurion Mustus admitted to murdering Peter Joseph Kaminski, (an opiate dealer who sold from a remote cabin on the shores of Lessard Lake).

According to the Edmonton Journal, Mustus went to Kaminski’s cabin alone and let himself in. He sat at the kitchen table with Kaminski. Kaminski made a remark that offended Mustus, and he grabbed an axe beside the table and struck Kaminski in the head five times killing him. The medical examiner determined Kaminski died of five “chop” wounds to the head.

Mustus then stole the pills and fled on foot. It was five days later when Kiminski was located by friends.

Mustus was charged with second-degree murder in July 2019 after admitting to an undercover officer who was housed in a holding cell with him, that he killed Kiminski.

Mustus ultimately pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter on Oct. 6, 2021. His next court appearance is scheduled for February 25th, 2021 for sentencing.