RCMP finds a family tragedy
A mom, dad and their two-year-old son from Alberta were found dead near St. Walburg Monday afternoon.
The three were found in a ditch next to a rural grid road by a passing motorist, who then contacted RCMP.
Police seized a small calibre .22 rifle from the scene. From interviews and examination at the scene, RCMP said there is no indication of anyone else being involved in the deaths.
Autopsies are scheduled to be conducted today in Saskatoon.
The 23-year-old woman and the 26-year-old man were married. The couple and their child are from Airdrie.
Airdrie RCMP said they responded to a call on April 24 "pertaining to this family."
"The Airdrie RCMP responded to a third party 911 call indicating that other family members were concerned for the well-being of this 26-year-old male and his family in Airdrie," said Sgt. Patricia Neely.
Neely said as as result of the call, the RCMP conducted an investigation which resulted in the 26-year-old transported to a hospital in Calgary for psychiatric evaluation.
"The investigation at that time did not warrant any criminal charges, however, a partner agencies were engaged to assist this family with its ongoing struggles," said Neely.
Police said the couple's next of kin have been notified of their deaths.
While police have not released any names, the dead are confirmed as Darren Wourms, 26, Hayley Wourms, 23, and Cayden Wourms, 2.