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Victims identified in deadly knife attack at Alberta work camp

WATCH ABOVE: A 28-year-old Edmonton man is facing first and second-degree murder charges in the death of two people at an Alberta work camp. 

EDMONTON – Alberta RCMP has confirmed the identities of the two people killed in a knife attack at a northern Alberta work camp earlier this week.

RCMP say Hally Dubois and David Derksen were killed early Tuesday morning at the Berland Open Camp.

Dubois, a 50-year-old Red Deer woman, and Derksen, a 37-year-old man from LaCrete, were found dead when officers arrived at the remote camp around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, RCMP said.

Daniel Goodridge is facing a list of charges in connection with the deaths. The 28-year-old Edmonton man faces charges of first and second-degree murder. He is also facing charges of interfering with human remains, two counts of assault with a weapon, and assault with a weapon against a police officer.

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Police say officers shot Goodridge Tuesday after finding him armed with a knife. He was taken by STARS Air Ambulance to an Edmonton hospital in serious condition.

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RCMP believe he acted alone and are not looking for any other suspects.

Goodridge is scheduled to appear in court in Fox Creek on July 27.

Berland Open Camp is about 50 kilometres southwest of Fox Creek, which is 263 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

DJ Catering released the following statement:

“We were deeply saddened by the incident that occurred today at one of our locations. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s families at this time. The RCMP will provide any further updates with respect to the investigation.”

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Alberta work camps provide housing for those working in the oil and gas industry in remote areas.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Friday, July 3, 2015. It was updated at 11:17 a.m. Saturday, July 4 to include the victims’ identities. 

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