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Calgary RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrests man for McColl homicide


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Calgary, Alberta –  Members of the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) based in Calgary have arrested and charged a 49-year-old man in the murder of Adrienne McColl whose body was found in a rancher’s field near Nanton on February 17, 2002.

Stephane Joseph Raymond Robert Parent (age 49) was arrested without incident outside his residence in Gatineau, Quebec this past weekend by MCU investigators. He has been charged with Second Degree Murder and will be returned to Alberta today, February 19, 2018 to have his first court appearance set in Calgary.

The investigation involved members from several specialized units of the RCMP as well as between its investigators in O Division (Ontario) and K Division (Alberta).  The arrest of Stephane Parent comes 16 years after Adrienne McColl disappeared on or around Valentines Day 2002 and whose remains were discovered in a field by a rancher tending his cattle near Nanton, Alberta three days later.

Both Adrienne McColl and Stephane Parent were residents of Calgary in 2002.  Stephane Parent purchased a one-way ticket to Ottawa, Ontario shortly after Adrienne’s murder and he has resided in the Ontario and Quebec regions ever since.  It was outside his home in Gatineau, Quebec that investigators located and arrested him on February 17, 2018.  Stephane Parent will be returned to Alberta in police custody on February 19, 2018 to have his first court appearance set in Calgary.

The RCMP would like to thank the media for its assistance in this investigation and for it’s coverage of last week.

The thoughts of the members of the RCMP investigators who have been involved in this investigation over the years are with the family of Adrienne McColl as they seek to cope with her tragic loss.

Given that this matter is now before the courts, the RCMP will not be providing any additional information or details about this investigation as the appropriate place to do so is during the upcoming court proceedings.

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