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RCMP Southern Alberta – Brooks and Head Smashed In

Brooks RCMP confirm identity of found human remains

Brooks, Alberta – Brooks RCMP have now confirmed that the human remains located on Thursday, April 28, 2016 by a local resident are those of 45-year-old Mohamed Jama Abdi who had been reported missing on July 23, 2015.

Mohamed Jama Abdi lived and worked in Brooks and had been on vacation in mid-July of last year.  When he failed to return to work, he was reported as missing to the Brooks RCMP Detachment by a family member.  Police conducted an investigation into the possible whereabouts of Mohamed Abdi but were not able to locate him and, suspecting foul play, the case was assumed by the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) out of Calgary.  It was not too long before these suspicions were confirmed by evidence gathered by a comprehensive and thorough police investigation and the case was designated a homicide.

Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of 41-year-old Ali Abdullah Awale, formerly a resident of Brooks, for the murder of Mohamed Jama Abdi.

The RCMP is looking for your help in solving this crime. If you have any information about this or any crime, call the Brooks RCMP Detachment at 403-362-5535.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).  You do not need to reveal your identity and Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00.  We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

BACKGROUND:  Brooks RCMP investigate human remains

Brooks, Alberta – On the evening of Thursday, April 28, 2016, at approximately 10:07 p.m., members of the Brooks RCMP detachment received a report that a local man, who was tending his cattle in a field about ten kilometers west of Brooks, had found what was believed to be human remains.

The scene was processed by the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS) from Calgary, as well as a member of the RCMP’s Police Dog Services (PDS).  The following day, Friday, April 29, 2016, a thorough search of the area was conducted with the assistance of Medicine Hat Search and Rescue.

The remains were transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Calgary where an autopsy was conducted today.  The Medical Examiner and the Forensic Pathologist have determined that the remains are human in origin, however, additional examination will be required to determine the gender, age and identity of the individual.

Police are continuing their investigation into this matter as the Brooks RCMP detachment works with the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) from Calgary and the Office of the Medical Examiner, also in Calgary.

Additional details are not available at this time, however, should new information be confirmed through the ongoing investigation, an update will be provided.

Mischief to Sign – Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
Between July 29th and August 3rd, 2016 unknown person(s) vandalized the large welcome sign at the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site west of Fort Macleod, Alberta.  A firearm was used to shoot holes into the sign.  It is the third occasion this has happened in the past two years.  The sign is valued at approximately $200,000.00.
The Fort Macleod RCMP is looking for information with respect to the above noted offence and is asking anyone with information to report to the Fort Macleod Detachment by calling 403-553-7200 or by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

 

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