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Whitefish Lake First Nation teen charged with second degree murder of couple

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A 19 year old man has been charged with the second degree murders of two teens from Whitefish Lake First Nation. Fellow resident Edward Devin Boyce Gladue was arrested Thursday in Peace River.

High Prairie RCMP say they’d been investigating him intensively for nearly two weeks with the help of specialized units. They don’t believe anyone else was involved in the murders of 17 year old Dylan Laboucan and 19 year old Cory Grey.

The couple was reported missing the evening of July 23rd, after it was reported Laboucan was lying unconscious outside of his home. He was gone by the time officers arrived, and his body was found on the first nation on the 25th. The body of Grey was found in a different location in the rural High Prairie area the next afternoon several kilometres away. An autopsy determined they both died of gunshot wounds and were the victims of homicide.

Police previously said they believed the young couple knew their murderer or murderers as Whitefish Lake First Nation is a small community. However, their connection to Gladue has not been released. RCMP have thanked the community for their help.

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“Their support and cooperation at this difficult and trying time is of vital importance to the work of the RCMP in the investigation of this traumatic crime.”

Gladue is scheduled to appear in court in High Prairie on Monday, August 15th.

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