February 7, 2018 5:35 pm
Updated: February 8, 2018 2:18 pm

Fort McMurray man’s death deemed homicide; RCMP arrest suspect

A Canada-wide warrant was issued for 30-year-old Jared Lee White, wanted for second-degree murder in connection with the discovery of a man's body in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sunday.

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UPDATE: This article was originally posted on Feb. 7 when the warrant was issued and updated on Feb. 8 when the suspect was arrested.

An autopsy has determined a man whose body was found in a Fort McMurray residence over the weekend was the victim of homicide. On Thursday, police arrested a suspect.

Jared Lee White, 30, of Fort McMurray, was previously wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for second-degree murder. Police said they considered him to be “armed and dangerous.”

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RCMP confirmed White was arrested Thursday morning and taken into custody without incident.

The RCMP said officers were called to a disturbance at an address in the area of 104 Loutit Road just after 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Once they arrived, they found a man’s body inside the residence.

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On Wednesday, police identified the victim as 38-year-old Ashley Chisholm of Fort McMurray.

Police did not say how they believe Chisholm was killed.

RCMP said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the Chisholm homicide.

The investigation into this case is ongoing.


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