CHARGES LAID - RCMP have arrested and charged Lyndon Olsen

Suspicious death deemed a homicide

Lyndon Olsen, 34, of Red Deer charged in the death of a 25-year-old woman

  • Feb. 7, 2017 6:21 p.m.

A Red Deer man has been arrested and charged in connection to a homicide last week.

Members of the Red Deer RCMP Detachment and from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit – South (MCU) have arrested a Red Deer man after confirming the suspicious death of a woman on Feb. 1st was a homicide.

On Feb. 1st at 6:13 a.m., Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of shots having been fired in the area of a townhouse complex located near the intersection of 43rd St. and 54th Ave.

A short time later, police received a report of a pickup truck having collided with a power pole on 42nd St. leading up to the hospital.

Police have confirmed the two crime scenes on that morning were linked to the homicide.

Lyndon Olsen, 34, of Red Deer has been charged with manslaughter with a firearm.

Officials said minutes after a report of shots fired on Feb. 1st in the area of 43rd St. and 54th Ave., RCMP located an injured woman in a vehicle near the hospital.

The woman was taken to hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. The autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary on Feb. 2nd determined that the death of the 25-year-old woman was a homicide.

RCMP investigators working on the case located Olsen in Red Deer on Feb. 6th, and arrested him shortly after 10 a.m. in the area of 39th St. and 43rd Ave. after a minor collision between the vehicle he was a passenger in and a police vehicle.

A bail hearing was conducted Tuesday morning and Olsen was remanded into custody.

Members of the Red Deer RCMP general duty and General Investigation Section and Major Crimes Unit – South were involved in this investigation.

The RCMP will not be releasing any further information pertaining to this investigation given that it is now before the court.

At the request of the victim’s family, RCMP are not releasing her name.

The family of the victim has requested privacy.

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