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Red Deer RCMP call in Major Crimes Unit to investigate incident - Update 3

December 3, 2020 10:51 AM

Dec. 2, 2020

Red Deer RCMP call in Major Crimes Unit to investigate incident - Update 3

Red Deer, Alta. – The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes Unit can confirm Dustin Mitchell (Coats) was located today, Dec. 2. Mitchell has been arrested for second degree murder in the homicide of 34-year-old James Rufiange.

The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes Unit would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance. No further updates are to come.

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Red Deer RCMP
403-391-4034

 

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Dec. 1, 2020

Red Deer RCMP call in Major Crimes Unit to investigate incident - Update 2

Red Deer, Alta. – The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes Unit continue to ask for the public’s assistance in locating Dustin Mitchell (Coats), age 25 of Red Deer, a wanted male in relation to a homicide that occurred on Nov. 25, 2020.

Dustin Mitchell (Coats), is believed to be within the Red Deer area. Police are asking for the public not to approach him but to contact police immediately if located.

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Nov. 28, 2020

Red Deer RCMP call in Major Crimes Unit to investigate incident - Update 1

Red Deer, Alta. – The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes Unit are asking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted male in relation to an homicide that occurred on Nov. 25, 2020.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Dustin Mitchell (Coats), age 25 of Red Deer, Alta.

Dustin Mitchell is described as;

  • Caucasian
  • 6 feet tall / 160 lbs
  • Brown hair and brown eyes
  • Tattoos: Still (under right eye) breathing (under left eye) and scroll writing on neck

Dustin’s current whereabouts are unknown and is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the public. If located, you are asked to call 911 and provide the location.

Red Deer RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in identifying his whereabouts. Please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 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.

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Nov 26, 2020

Red Deer, Alta. – At around 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, Red Deer RCMP attended a residence on Stewart Street, in the Sunnybrook neighbourhood. Upon investigation of the scene, a deceased adult was located and the Major Crimes Unit was called in to take carriage of the investigation.

The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes believe this to be an isolated incident, and have no further public safety concerns. An update will be provided when more information is available.

If you have information regarding this incident, please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. 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.

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Media Contact:

Red Deer RCMP
File no. 2020-1726876

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