Drumheller made headlines in British Columbia earlier this week after a man wanted in a cold case double murder in BC was arrested here.
Members of the RCMP's Major Crimes Unit came to Drumheller last Sunday, June 10 where they arrested 30 year old Sheldon Joseph Hunter and charged him with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of a Cranbrook couple who were shot to death in May, 2010.
43 year old Leanne Laura MacFarlane and 42 year old Jeffrey Todd Taylor were found at a cabin on the outskirts of Cranbrook. Police believed the couple were targetted, although they may not have been the intended targets.
"Certainly, the murders of Jeff and Leanne were tragic and their deaths deeply impacted the lives of their families and friends," remarked RCMP Constable Madonna Saunderson of the RCMP's E Division in Vancouver.
Hunter's arrest followed the arrest on Saturday, June 9 of 41 year old Colin Raymond Correia in Edmonton, who also faces two charges of first degree murder.
"Both gentlemen were transported back to Vancouver, where they appeared in British Columbia Supreme Court on the 13th of June," informed Corporal Saunders. "I have not been informed or updated as to what the outcome of that court case was."
"The core group of investigators are dedicated to the file and would like to thank the family members for their persistence, understanding, patience and courage throughout the last eight years," she concluded.
The Drumheller RCMP were not involved in Sheldon Hunter's arrest.