On Nov. 10, 2023, Ponoka RCMP located a male deceased in his home on 57 Avenue in Ponoka.  

Following autopsy the deceased persons identity was confirmed as 37-year-old Derek Westling. The RCMP are treating the death as a homicide. The RCMP are looking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a vehicle seen in the area at the time of the offence.

There is no information to suggest there is a risk to the general public at this time. The investigation is ongoing and the RCMP appreciates the publics assistance and will actively monitor and follow up on tips.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or your local police. 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.