A 41-year-old man has been charged with second degree murder after allegedly killing his 22-year-old domestic partner and disposing of the body in the woods.

On the morning of Wednesday, April 30, Gleichen RCMP responded to a home on the Siksika Nation following reports of hit and run.

Officers were approached by 41-year-old Jody Shane Wright who said there had been a domestic altercation and Wright’s partner was dead. According to RCMP, the Siksika resident allegedly drove over his male partner with a pickup truck and the victim suffered injuries which proved fatal. Wright admitted to removing the body of his partner from the death scene and transporting it nearly two kilometres, where he proceeded to hide the remains in a wooded area.

RCMP members located the body of the victim and arrested Wright.

Jody Shane Wright has been charged with:

  • Second Degree Murder
  • Indignity to a Body

Wright remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on May 7, 2014.

The RCMP Calgary Major Crimes Unit and the Medical Examiner's office are heading the homicide investigation.