Man found dead on Fort McMurray street

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive man at approximately 7:20am on McLeod Street on August 3rd. 

Despite life saving efforts the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police have called the death suspicious and continue to investigate. 

Anyone with information about this incident or criminal activity in Wood Buffalo is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 

Ashley Chisholm Identified as Fort McMurray homicide victim

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a home on Loutit Road on February 4th at 8:30pm.

Officers arrived at the home to find 38 year Ashley Chrisholm dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed on February 6th and the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton determined that the manner of his death was homicide.

A Canada Wide Warrant was issued for the arrest of Jared Lee White, 30, for the second degree murder of Chrisholm. Jared Lee White was arrested February 8th and taken into custody without incident.

RCMP are investigating the death of a man in Fort McMurray

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to report of a disturbance on May 2nd at an apartment on Riverstone Ridge in Fort McMurray.

Police arrived to find one man dead and another man at the scene.  The man was arrested and remains in police custody.

Police are working on identifying the victim, the cause of death has not been released.

More to come…

Brian Christopher Rickett charged with the death of Mark Wiley

Police were called to downtown Fort McMurray on Franklin Avenue at 3:45 am on April 7th. Police arrived to find the victim, 33 year old Mark Wiley in serious condition.

Wiley was taken to Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, before being transferred to an Edmonton Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on April 12th.

Brian Christopher Rickett, is facing a second degree murder charge. Rickett is scheduled to appear in court on April 24th.


Mustafa Mattan shot dead through Fort McMurray apartment door.

Mustafa Mattan moved from Ottawa to Fort McMurray less than a month ago was shot dead in his Alberta apartment on Monday Feb 9th, his family told CBC News.

Mustafa Mattan, 28, was answering a knock at his apartment door on Monday night when someone shot through it.

“My brother, he was shot through the door before he even touched the door knob, before he even opened the door,” said his brother, Ahmed Mattan, who also lives in the Fort McMurray apartment, along with several other roommates.

“So the killer, whoever he or she might be, they didn’t even know who they were killing apart from the fact we were living in that apartment.”

Ahmed Mattan said his brother never committed a crime and never hurt anybody.