The dead body of, Greenview resident, Barry Goodswimmer was recovered by Valleyview RCMP. Goodswimmer was discovered in a rural area near Sturgeon Lake First Nation on June 30th. The body was sent to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton, where an autopsy confirmed the cause of death to be a homicide.
Initially reported missing on June 16th, an investigation launched by the Major Crimes Unit speculated that Goodswimmer had been murdered. 22-year-old Allan Hamelin and 39-year-old Harlin Martineau were taken into custody on June 20th and faced charges of first degree murder, kidnapping and assault with a weapon.
The pair of suspects are from the Sturgeon Lake area, where the body was discovered.
Hamelin and Martineau faced a Grande Prairie Provincial Court on June 24th. The matter is currently on-going inside of the courts and no new updates have been released on the legal status of the suspects.
— Preston Hodgkinson, Trending 55 Newsroom