Man connected to Sunday suspicious death in Calmar, Alta., sought by RCMP

Police are searching for a man connected to a suspicious death involving a firearm in a town west of Leduc.

According to Mounties, officers responded to the incident at 5:37 a.m. Sunday and located a dead male at a home in Calmar, Alta. 

RCMP said that one male was arrested on scene, but no charges have been laid.

Officials believe Jesse John Cardinal, of Edmonton, is associated with the incident and could require medical attention.

“The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit is seeking to locate this individual and are seeking the public’s assistance,” police said in a statement.

“As the extent of his involvement is unknown, the public are cautioned not to approach him and call 911.”

According to police, investigation into the incident is in preliminary stages and further information “cannot be shared” with the public.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Calmar is located on Highway 39 and is about 35 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.

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