Murder charge laid in Red Deer County suspicious death

Victim has been identified as Matthew Berresford

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Blackfalds, Alta. – On Feb. 27, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Blackfalds RCMP along with Red Deer RCMP responded to a disturbance in Red Deer County.

Police arrived on scene and discovered a deceased male inside a residence.

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit North attended and took carriage of the investigation with assistance from Blackfalds RCMP, Red Deer RCMP and RCMP Forensic Identification Services.

An autopsy was conducted on Feb. 28, 2019 at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary. The victim has been identified as Matthew Berresford (36).

Robin Berresford (36) has been charged with murder and was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Red Deer Provincial Court on March 5, 2019.

While the investigation continues, the RCMP confirm that they are not seeking any other suspects in relation to this incident.

As this matter is now before the court no further information will be provided.

-Submitted by the Blackfalds RCMP

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