NEWS
01/08/2016 07:51 EST | Updated 01/08/2017 00:12 EST

One man arrested, another man sought, in northern Alberta homicide

HIGH PRAIRIE, Alta. — One of two suspects in the death of a man in northern Alberta last summer has been charged with second-degree murder.

Dakota Anderson, who is 20, is accused of killing Ryan Joseph Ellefson in High Prairie late last July.

RCMP say the 20-year-old alleged victim, who lived in the community, was found unconscious outside a convenience store and died later in hospital.

An autopsy confirmed his death was a homicide.

Anderson — a resident of Gift Lake, Alta. — is to appear in court on Monday in High Prairie.

An arrest warrant on a murder charge was issued Thursday for the second suspect, Jesse Prestly Laboucan of Atikameg, Alta.

Mounties said Laboucan, who is also 20, is believed to be in the High Level area.

Laboucan is believed to be a frequent visitor to High Level, Peace River, Grande Prairie, High Prairie and Slave Lake in Alta., and Hay River in the Northwest Territories.

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