Three men charged with arson and the murder of Clifford Stauffer in Wetaskiwin

Mounties responded to the report of a house fire a rural property in the Usona district of Wetaskiwin on June 23rd at approximately 7:30am.

Investigators located human remains in the fire that were later identified as Clifford Stauffer. An autopsy was conducted and revealed the manner of death to be a homicide. Cause of death has not been released.

Linden Buffalo, 31, and Jake Green, 36 of Maskwacis and Donovan Lightning, 28, of Wetaskiwin have all been charged with second-degree murder and arson with disregard for human life.

The 2021 Alberta Homicide Victim List is available here.