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Five face charges in connection to Lane Tailfeathers death


By Lethbridge Herald on May 17, 2022.

FORT MACLEOD RCMP

On June 23, 2021, Lane Tailfeather’s family reported him missing to the Fort MacLeod RCMP. Fort MacLeod RCMP conducted a missing person investigation that transitioned to a homicide investigation. On July 20, 2021, Tailfeather’s remains were found in a remote area near Crowsnest Pass. It was determined that the homicide occurred in Fort Macleod between June 20 and 21, 2021.

On May 13, 2022, five people were arrested in relation to this homicide. This includes Richard Lavell, 43, and Miranda Turuk, 28, of Fort Macleod, who have been charged with second degree murder. Their next court date is on May 18 in Fort Macleod.

Randy Giroux, 40, of Fort Macleod, has been charged with second degree murder. Giroux appeared in Lethbridge provincial court on Monday, and his case was adjourned to May 24.

Michelle Toth, 37, of Claresholm, has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder and an indignity to a body. Toth appeared in Lethbridge provincial court on Monday, and her case was adjourned to June 14.

Edward Goodrich, 51, of Granum, has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder and an indignity to a body. His next court date is May 18 in Fort Macleod.

As these matters are before the courts, no further information can be provided.

— with files from Delon Shurtz

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