Alberta family found dead in Saskatchewan
Published Tuesday, May 29, 2012 5:18PM MDT
A man, woman and child have been found deceased in a ditch next to a rural road north west of St. Walburg, Saskatchewan by a passing motorist.
RCMP in the town, 97 km NE of Lloydminster, received a call on Monday about the deaths and immediately secured the scene.
Darren Wourms, 26, his wife Hayley, 23, and their 2-year-old son Cayden from Airdrie were found deceased and a .22 caibre rifle was recovered from the scene.
Investigators are not calling the deaths a murder-suicide by say they do not believe anyone else was involved.
"We don't believe that there's another party responsible for this terrible event. What's happening today is we've scheduled an autopsy and we hope to learn more based on that autopsy as well as interviews we're doing trying to trace those steps that led up to the discovery yesterday early afternoon," said Regina RCMP Sgt. Paul Dawson.
RCMP in Airdrie say they received a related call for service pertaining to the family back on April 24, 2012.
Police say they responded to the 911 call from a third party who indicated that they were concerned for the well being of the family.
They conducted an investigation at the time and took the man to hospital in Calgary for psychiatric evaluation.
Investigators say that the incident in April did not warrant criminal charges and other agencies were engaged to assist the family with their issues.
RCMP in Saskatchewan continue to investigate and have not released the cause of death.