An autopsy was performed Tuesday and determined the manner of the Rain’s death to be a homicide. The cause of his death was not released. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit has now taken over the investigation
Parkland County RCMP have charged a man in the death of 54-year-old Rufus Clive Rain.
Lynden Aerin Bird, of Paul Band First Nation, was arrested on Thursday and charged with one count of manslaughter.
In a statement issued on Sept 6, Police found Rain’s body outside a home in the Paul Band First Nation on Aug. 28. RCMP say they arrested Bird on Sept. 3.
Bird is set to appear in court on Sept. 9 in Stony Plain.