RCMP in central Alberta say there are no concerns for public safety, despite having no suspects in custody for a recent homicide near Innisfail.
The body of Oleg Cusnir, 27, was found last Thursday near the town in a truck that had been set on fire. Investigators say the attack was random, but they're not worried about the community.
“We have no suspects, but we have persons of interest in this investigation and we are following up with that investigation,” said Staff Sgt Chris Matechuk. “We have no information that would cause us to believe the community is in any danger at this time.”
Investigators are asking the public for help piecing together Cusnir's final days.
His body and the truck were found in a field off Range Road 273, south of Secondary Highway 590, on Thursday afternoon.
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A passerby called police after spotting the burning vehicle at around 2:30 p.m. MT. The fire was still burning when police arrived.
CBC News has learned that Cusnir had a criminal record. He was convicted of fraud in 2006. A break-and-enter theft charge was stayed when he pleaded guilty. He received a suspended sentence and probation.
Cusnir lived in Innisfail at the time of his death, but had also spent time in Red Deer and Calgary. He worked for a renovation company.
Cusnir's girlfriend and her father both posted on Facebook recently about his death.
Ashley Roberts wrote: "My baby, my love. What do I do?"
"Feel like crap," wrote her father Dale Roberts, who refers to Cusnir as his son-in-law. "A very hard working man... He was Ashley's baby."
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