By J. Chess
Sundre Resident’s death Leads to Murder Charge
In a recent case from Mountain View County, Alta., a Sundre local was tragically killed on Thursday, January 25th, 2024. The incident led to charges being laid, further deepening the shock and grief experienced by the local community.
On the fateful day, Sundre RCMP responded promptly to a distressing call from a residence located northeast of Sundre, in the quiet and typically peaceful area of Mountain View County. The call reported a male who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was swiftly identified as 36-year-old Justin Goodhand, a well-known figure within the community.
Despite immense efforts, Goodhand was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. A subsequent autopsy carried out on January 26, 2024, confirmed the cause of death and led the authorities to classify it as a homicide.
The Charge and Investigation
The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit, known for their meticulous work, took over the case. Their thorough investigation resulted in 36-year-old Sundre resident, Richard Mcculloch, being charged with one count of second-degree murder in relation to Goodhand’s death.
Mcculloch, who has been remanded into custody, is set to make his first appearance in Didsbury Provincial Court on Monday, January 29, 2024. At this stage of the investigation, the authorities are not looking for any other suspects.
Due to the ongoing court proceedings, further details of the investigation are currently being withheld from the public.
About the Victim
Justin Goodhand, the deceased, was a local of Sundre and was known to be a friendly and well-respected member of the community. The news of his untimely death has undoubtedly sent shockwaves throughout Mountain View County, leaving friends, family, and neighbours in mourning.
The Scene of The Incident
Mountain View County, where the tragic incident took place, is a well-known rural area famous for its picturesque views of the foothills and the Rocky Mountains. Known for its peaceful lifestyle, this shocking incident has disrupted the tranquility usually enjoyed by its residents.
The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit, known for their diligent work, continues to investigate the case thoroughly. Meanwhile, Mountain View County and the larger community of Sundre anxiously await for justice to be served..