Murder, arson charges laid in deadly fire in northern Alberta, victim yet to be identified

RCMP in northern Alberta have laid charges in connection with a deadly fire.

Mounties and Smoky River Fire Services responded to a trailer fire on the afternoon of Sept. 22 in the town of Falher, near Peace River.

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Once the fire was extinguished, investigators discovered human remains.

The medical examiner is working to determine the victim’s identity and cause of the death.

Roderick Ellery-Sorensen, 26, of Falher has been charged with second degree murder and two counts of arson.

The fire caused damage to the neigbouring house and apartment complex.

Ellery-Sorensen is expected to appear in court in Peace River Sept. 27.

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