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RCMP issue warrant for man wanted for first-degree murder in northern Alberta

Alberta RCMP issued an arrest warrant for Lorne Cardinal, 25, of Lac La Biche, Alta. on Dec. 21, 2021. Courtesy: RCMP

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has a warrant out for the arrest of a northern Alberta man wanted for first-degree murder.

On Dec. 18, Lac La Biche RCMP found a man dead inside of an apartment complex on 10310 102 Avenue.

The man was later identified as 31-year-old Landy Shirt who was the subject of a missing persons case on Dec. 8.

At the time, police said Shirt was reported missing by family as of Dec. 3 and had been spotted in the Goodfish Lake Metis Settlement area along with the hamlet of Lac La Biche after Dec. 6.

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On Tuesday, RCMP said 25-year-old Lorne Cardinal of Lac La Biche is wanted for first-degree murder in connection with the death of Shirt.

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Mounties urge caution as Cardinal is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police say to not approach Cardinal and contact RCMP at 780-404-2500 if you know of the man’s whereabouts. You can also stay anonymous by using Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

Lac La Biche is 213.5 km northeast of Edmonton.

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