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RCMP save three kids in Clearwater

A member of the emergency response team (ERT) plus other members of the RCMP gather on the road between Kal Tire and Tirecraft in Clearwater on Monday afternoon.  - Keith McNeill
A member of the emergency response team (ERT) plus other members of the RCMP gather on the road between Kal Tire and Tirecraft in Clearwater on Monday afternoon.
— image credit: Keith McNeill

A  major police operation delivered three young children from danger on Monday in Clearwater.

On April 21 at 10 a.m., Clearwater RCMP responded to a call for assistance at a residence on Stegg Road in Clearwater. Responding officers found a woman deceased inside the residence and her three children, reportedly aged six, four and two, missing.

The death is being treated as a homicide and is being investigated by the South East District RCMP Major Crime Unit.

Significant regional RCMP resources were immediately deployed to support the members of Clearwater Detachment in their response to this homicide scene and their active pursuit of the missing children and suspect.

This support included the Emergency Response Team, Major Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services, Police Dog Services, and an RCMP Air Services helicopter.

The support also included a small, multi-rotor helicopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The area around Kal Tire and Tirecraft was cordoned off and a house on Joyce Road surrounded.

In the late afternoon of April 21 an adult male suspect was taken into custody without incident in relation to this homicide investigation.

He was expected to appear before a judge or justice of the peace on Tuesday. Prior to this appearance and the formal laying of charges, his identity will not be released.

The three missing children involved in this case were located at the same residence where this arrest occurred. They were safely removed by RCMP Emergency Response Team members.

The children were not physically harmed during this incident. No additional details on the children or their whereabouts were being released by police as of press time Tuesday.

School District 73 deployed extra staff to Raft River Elementary School, where one of the children was a student.

 

 

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