June 25, 2019 3:24 pm
Updated: June 29, 2019 1:40 pm

Missing 16-year-old from Maskwacis found dead under suspicious circumstances

Houston Omeasoo, 16, was found dead in the central Alberta community of Maskwacis on June 25, 2019. 

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A 16-year-old who disappeared in central Alberta last week was found dead Tuesday morning in Maskwacis, police said.

Houston Omeasoo was last seen late Friday night in or around the Samson First Nation, which is one of four communities that make up Maskwacis.

He was last seen wearing a red shirt, red Fox hat, Black Fox sweater, brown cargo pants and no shoes.

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When a missing person alert was issued on Monday, RCMP said it was believed Omeasoo may still be in the area.

On Tuesday, the 16-year-old’s body was found somewhere in Maskwacis.

Details on where he was found or what happened were not released, but the RCMP’s major crime unit was investigating his death as suspicious.

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Mounties said no further details were available, and an update would be provided when more information came to light.

Omeasoo had previously gone missing twice in 2016, when he was 12, from Red Deer.

If anyone has information regarding the death of Omeasoo, they are asked to contact the Maskwacis RCMP at (780) 585-4600 or their local police.

Anonymous information can be submitted via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

Maskwacis is located about 100 kilometres south of Edmonton, near Wetaskiwin.

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