Alberta RCMP Major Crimes investigate and lay charges in Vegreville death

April 20, 2021
Vegreville, Alberta

News release

On April 3, 2021, at 9:09 p.m., Vegreville RCMP received a call of a disturbance at a residence located in Woodgarden Estates trailer court.

Vegreville RCMP attended the location and provided emergency first aid to a resident of the home, Zolton Gordon Koleszar (68), until Emergency Medical Services attended the scene and took over; however, he succumbed to his injuries and died on scene.

The circumstances of Zolton Gordon Koleszar's death warranted Alberta RCMP Major Crimes taking over carriage of this investigation. Vegreville RCMP secured the scene until Alberta RCMP Major Crimes attended to continue the investigation, along with RCMP Forensic Identification Section who examined the scene.

On April 4, 2021, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrested and charged a 36-year-old male of Vegreville with Manslaughter.

Following a judicial hearing, the 36-year-old male was remanded into custody to speak to bail and is scheduled to attend Vegreville Provincial Court on April 26, 2021.

An autopsy was completed on April 9, 2021, at the Edmonton Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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