Identity of fire victim confirmed

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The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit from Red Deer and members of the Bashaw RCMP Detachment obtained confirmation of the identity of the victim who died when a fire swept through the Bashaw Motor Inn on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The body of 54-year-old Barinder Singh Tiwana was identified through the use of DNA during the course of an autopsy and subsequent testing at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Calgary.

The scene of the fire has been released by investigators, however, the police work is far from over as the investigation is ongoing.

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