First degree murder charges laid

RCMP

Investigators arrested Dylan Donald Howard (20) of Munson, Ab. without incident in Airdrie, Ab. for the murder of Fazal Rehman (36), whose body had been discovered at the scene of a burning vehicle in a rural area south of Morrin, Ab. on Oct. 16, 2017.

The police investigation into the incident confirmed the identity of the deceased man is Fazal Rehman, of Calgary, Ab., who was known also by the name of Afzad Rehman.

An autopsy was completed by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Calgary on Oct. 19 and based upon its findings, as well as evidence gathered from the scene, the RCMP committed several specialized resources to the homicide investigation including its Major Crimes Unit (MCU) from Calgary, Forensic Identification Section (FIS), Auto Theft Section and Police Dog Services (PDS).

Howard has been charged with one count of first degree murder and will appear in Provincial Court in Drumheller, Ab. on Fri., Nov. 10, 2017.

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