On Feb. 11, at 12:15 p.m., the Maskwacis RCMP received a report of a deceased person in a residence on 6 Mile on Samson Cree Nation.

Upon arrival, police located a deceased male. The circumstances around the death were suspicious and the Alberta RCMP Major Crime Unit took over the investigation. 

The deceased was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton. Police are treating the death as a homicide. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Gordelle Soosay.

On Feb. 11, at 7:55 p.m., RCMP received a report of a vehicle fire south of Highway 611 near 3 Mile, on Samson Cree Nation. Officers located an Audi sedan and determined that it belonged to the deceased. 

If you have any information about this crime or those responsible, please call the Maskwacis RCMP detachment at 780-585-3767. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www. P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.