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Charges laid against five in murder of Lane Tail Feathers

Friday, 13 May 2022. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Charges laid against five in murder of Lane Tail Feathers

This story was updated May 18 at 3:45 p.m.

Alberta RCMP’s major crimes unit made five arrests Friday in relation to the death of a Fort Macleod man last summer.

Lane Tailfeathers, 35, was reported missing by his family on June 23, 2021. At the time, he hadn't returned to his residence for three days.

A month after Tailfeathers was last seen, his remains were found in a rural area near Crowsnest Pass.

His death was deemed a homicide, which RCMP determined to have occurred in Fort Macleod between June 20 and 21.


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Another 40-year-old male from Fort Macleod has also been charged with second-degree murder. He has a court date Tuesday in Lethbridge.

A 37-year-old Claresholm woman has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder and indignity to a body. She was in court today in Lethbridge.

The fifth accused is a 51-year-old male from Granum who was charged with accessory after the fact to murder and indignity to a body. His next court date is May 18 in Fort Macleod.

As all persons are presumed innocent until convicted in court, Shootin’ the Breeze publishes names of the accused only when there is an overriding need for the public to be informed.


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Two individuals, a 43-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman from Fort Macleod, have been charged with second-degree murder. Their next court date is May 18 in Fort Macleod.

Another 40-year-old male from Fort Macleod has also been charged with second-degree murder. He had a court date Tuesday in Lethbridge.

A 37-year-old Claresholm woman has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder and indignity to a body. She was in court Monday in Lethbridge.

The fifth accused is a 51-year-old male from Granum who was charged with accessory after the fact to murder and indignity to a body. His next court date is May 18 in Fort Macleod.

As all persons are presumed innocent until convicted in court, Shootin’ the Breeze publishes names of the accused only when there is an overriding need for the public to be informed.

 



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Anyone with information regarding the death of Lane Tailfeathers is asked to contact Fort Macleod RCMP at 403-553-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Submissions can also be made online at P3Tips.com or with the P3 Tips app.