Alberta RCMP Major Crimes investigate a suspicious death involving a firearm and seeking public assistance

January 9, 2022
Calmar, Alberta

News release

On Jan. 9, 2022, at 5:37 a.m., Leduc RCMP received a call for service related to a suspicious death involving a firearm.

Leduc RCMP attended along with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and located a deceased male in a residence in the town of Calmar. A male was arrested at the residence but no charges have been laid at this time.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken over carriage of this investigation. Further investigation indicates Jesse John CARDINAL of Edmonton is believed to be associated to the call for service and may have been injured in the incident and require medical attention. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit is seeking to locate this individual and are seeking the public's assistance. As the extent of his involvement is unknown, the public are cautioned not to approach him and call 911.

This is early in the investigation and further details cannot be shared at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

If you have information about Jesse Cardinal's whereabouts, please call the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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