RCMP Evansburg – Officers investigate death of Entwistle couple

Officers investigate death of Entwistle couple

Evansburg, Alberta – On January 7, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Evansburg RCMP officers responded to a call for service to a residence following a request to check on the complainant’s elderly parents at their home in the Hamlet of Entwistle, Alberta. Officers gained entry to the residence and found the couple already deceased within the residence.  Both the man and woman were 73 years old.

RCMP Major Crimes from Edmonton and Edson Forensic Identification Services assisted Evansburg RCMP with the investigation, and it was observed that the couple died of apparent gunshot wounds.

Upon police arrival the residence was secured from the inside with no sign of forced entry. Police investigation shows that these deaths is an apparent murder suicide, and no suspects are sought in this matter.

The names of the deceased are being withheld at this time as per the family’s wishes.  The cause of death has not yet been determined by the Office of the Medical Examiners, and autopsies are tentatively scheduled later on today.

Entwistle is a community approximately 100 kilometres west of Edmonton, Alberta.