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Alberta RCMP seek 2 people wanted in connection with suspicious death investigation

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WATCH ABOVE: RCMP are searching for two suspects believed to be in possession of a stolen vehicle owned by a homicide victim. Lauren Pullen has the latest details. – Jan 1, 2020

Cochrane RCMP have issued warrants for the arrest of two people — believed to be armed and dangerous — wanted in connection with a suspicious death investigation, according to a Tuesday news release.

READ MORE: Cochrane RCMP investigating suspicious death of man

On Sunday, Dec. 29, police found a man’s body near Springbank Airport at 8:30 a.m.

An autopsy completed Tuesday ruled the death a homicide, police said.

RCMP said they believe the two people they are searching for have a stolen vehicle — a bronze 2013 Kia Optima with Alberta licence plate E22149 — related to the investigation.

RCMP are searching for two suspects who are believed to be in possession of a stolen 2013 Kia Optima connected to the death of a man near Springbank Airport, Alta.
RCMP are searching for two suspects who are believed to be in possession of a stolen 2013 Kia Optima connected to the death of a man near Springbank Airport, Alta. Cochrane RCMP, Courtesy

Police said the victim’s car has not been recovered and believe it is in possession of the suspects, who may be in the Calgary area.

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Trista Nadene Tinkler, 34, has been charged with:

  • possession of property obtained by crime

  • theft of a credit card

  • failure to comply with an appearance notice

Police described her as five-foot-six-inches tall, 154 pounds, with red hair and brown eyes.

Robert Gordon Daignault, 51, has been charged with:

  • possession of property obtained by crime
  • theft of a credit card
  • failure to comply with an appearance notice
  • resisting or obstructing a peace officer

RCMP said he is five-foot-nine-inches tall, 185 pounds, with hazel eyes and a bald head.

“We believe these individuals are armed and present a danger to the public,” Const. Patrick Lambert said.

“We ask that the public not engage with them in any capacity, be vigilant and make your report to the police and provide your observation to police of what you saw or believe you saw.”

If you see them or the vehicle, call Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

The identity of the victim has not been released.