On Sept. 6, 2011, 49-year-old Miles Naslund** was reported to police as missing from his rural home near Tofield, Alta. after he did not return from his work as a farmer, however, after several years of investigation two men and one woman have been arrested and charged in connection to Mr. Naslund's disappearance and death.
Originally a missing person file, the ensuing investigation by the RCMP evolved into a homicide case and involved resources and assets from the Tofield and Camrose RCMP Detachments, the RCMP's Major Crimes Unit (MCU) and its Forensic Identification Section (FIS).
On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, a search warrant was executed on Mr. Naslund's farm after investigators received information that evidence of the homicide may be found on the property. The RCMP "E" Division Underwater Recovery Team from British Columbia was brought in to assist with the investigation and located human remains during the search which were later confirmed to be those of Miles Naslund after an autopsy was completed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.
Helen Naslund (52)**, Miles Naslund's wife, and Neil Naslund (25)**, Mr. Naslund's son, have each been charged with first degree murder and indignity to human remains. Both have been remanded into custody until Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, when they are scheduled to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court.
Wes Naslund (32)**, Mr. Naslund's son, was charged with one count of accessory after the fact to murder and was remanded into custody until Sept. 13, 2017 when he is to appear in Queen's Bench Court in Edmonton.
Given that charges have been sworn and the case is now before the court, additional information will not be provided by the RCMP at this time, however, should there be any new developments in this matter an updated media release will be disseminated.
** Released in accordance with the Federal Privacy Act and Regulations, exception 69(2)