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Swenty Homicide Suspect Caught in Alberta

September 15, 2011 9:13 PM | News

Russell Gordon McDiarmid (RCMP HANDOUT)

The suspect in the Nancy Swenty homicide has been found in Alberta.

RCMP arrested Russell McDiarmid Thursday at about 7:15 p.m. MT in a campground near Dead Man’s Flats, just east of Canmore.

McDiarmid, 51, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and is facing a charge of second-degree murder in the case after Swenty’s remains were found in late August. The 33-year-old Fisher Branch woman went missing on July 28 and an exhaustive search for her quickly ensued.

Nancy Swenty (RCMP HANDOUT)

Earlier on Thursday, RCMP found the stolen 2006 Ford Ranger pickup truck that McDiarmid was believed to be driving. The vehicle was located near the Trans-Canada Highway east of Canmore, Alberta.

Dead Man’s Flats is about 100 kilometres west of Calgary.

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