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Fox Creek work camp double murder suspect charged

07/03/2015 06:55 EDT | Updated 07/03/2016 05:59 EDT
A 28-year-old man has been charged by RCMP in the deaths of a man and a woman at a work camp in Alberta's oilpatch.

Daniel Goodridge of Edmonton has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and interfere with human remains. He also faces several charges of assault with a weapon.

RCMP have also identified the ages and Alberta hometowns of the two people who died in Tuesday's stabbings, although their names haven't been released:

- The man was 37 years old and from LaCrete.

- The woman was 50 and from Red Deer.

Mounties announced the charges two days after the grisly attack at the Berland open work camp, about 50 kilometres outside Fox Creek.

Police were called to the camp, a facility for oil and gas and logging employees to stay overnight while working at remote sites, just before 2 a.m. They found two people who were stabbed to death.

They later found the suspect and shot him while taking him into custody. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

Goodridge is scheduled to appear in Fox Creek provincial court on July 27.

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