Victim of Innisfail homicide identified

  • May. 21, 2014 4:33 p.m.

Oleg Alex Cusnir

The victim of what police are calling a homicide that took place near Innisfail has been identified.

Oleg Alex Cusnir, 27, of Innisfail, was found in a burning Ford F-350 truck in a rural area near the Town.

On May 16th at 2:30 p.m., Innisfail RCMP officers and the Fire Department responded to complaint of a burning vehicle, off RR #273, south of Hwy. 590 and approximately nine miles west of Innisfail in a field.

A passerby had observed a vehicle on fire in a field off the roadway. When police attended, the vehicle was still on fire and the sole occupant, identified as Cusnir, was found deceased. The Medical Examiner’s Office has deemed this death as a homicide, however cause of death although known to police, will not be disclosed at this time.

Innisfail RCMP Detachment members are being assisted by RCMP Forensic Identification Section, Police Dog Services and RCMP Major Crimes unit. Over the weekend, the RCMP Special Tactical Operations team conducted a ground search of the area in hopes to locate further evidence to support the ongoing investigation.

Cusnir’s family have been notified and have asked for privacy at this time.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact Innisfail RCMP detachment at 403-227-3341, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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