Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit charge male youth for stabbing death on Stoney Nakoda First Nation

June 7, 2021
Stoney Nakoda First Nation, Alberta

News release

On June 2, 2021, at 9:53 p.m., Cochrane RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation.

Cochrane RCMP arrived and located a male who had suffered serious injuries and first aid was provided by officers until emergency medical services arrived and took over first aid. Efforts to resuscitate the 19-year-old male were unsuccessful, and the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken carriage of the investigation with the assistance of the Cochrane RCMP and Stoney Nakoda RCMP. The RCMP Forensic Identification Services Unit was also called in to investigate.

An autopsy took place on June 4, 2021, at the Calgary Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The manner of death was determined to be homicide.

This incident is believed to be isolated.

On June 5, 2021, the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrested a 16-year-old male from Stoney Nakoda First Nation, and he is charged with the Second Degree Murder of Nathaniel Jake Beaver (19) of Stoney Nakoda First Nation. In accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the youth charged will not be named.

Following a judicial hearing, the male youth was remanded into custody and is scheduled to attend Cochrane Provincial Youth Court on June 8, 2021.

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


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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