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Man facing 2nd-degree murder charges in connection with double homicide near Glendon, Alberta

Police have charged a man in connection with the deaths of two Alberta men.
Police have charged a man in connection with the deaths of two Alberta men. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit charged a man with two counts of second-degree murder after two men were found dead near Glendon, Alta., at the end of March, according to a Wednesday news release.

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On March 28 at about 4 a.m., Bonnyville RCMP got a call about two bodies found near Township Road 622 and Range Road 484.

RCMP were initially investigating the deaths as suspicious and an autopsy later determined they were homicides.

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The victims, aged 39 and 57, suffered gunshot wounds, police said.

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“The name[s] of the accused and victims will not be released at this time pending a swearing of an information,” police said.

However, family confirmed to Global News earlier this week that the victims were 39-year-old Jacob Sansom and his 57-year-old uncle Morris Cardinal.

Glendon is located about 210 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.