Man charged with murder after mother found dead in Airdrie home
A 20-year-old Airdrie man has been charged with second-degree murder after a 48-year-old Airdrie woman was found dead in a home last week.
RCMP officials confirm officers responded to a business in northeast Airdrie on the morning of Jan. 13 after a call was made to 911 indicating a man was in medical distress.
The man was taken to hospital by ambulance and placed in police custody.
The scenario prompted police to visit a home in Airdrie for a check on welfare. The body of 48-year-old Melanie Lowen was found in the residence.
RCMP confirm 20-year-old Alexander James Thorpe has been charged in connection with the Lowen's death.
The relationship between the victim and the accused has not been released but RCMP say the two were known to one another.
Lowen’s Facebook page and other social media posts by friends identify Thorpe as her son.
Thorpe was scheduled to appear in Calgary provincial court on Monday.
Chief Mark Neufeld of the Calgary Police Service is scheduled to provide an update on Saturday's rally in the Beltline and the action officers took against community members.
Several properties in a southern Alberta town that were purchased by the province in buyouts following the historic flooding of 2013 will soon be back on the market.
A Medicine Hat man has been charged following an early morning weekend crash that damaged three homes.