Munson man charged with first degree murder
Charges follow discovery of human remains in burned car
The community was shocked when the RCMP announced that 20-year-old Dylan Howard is facing first-degree murder charges.
On Friday night, October 27, RCMP announced that Munson man Howard has been charged in the death of 36-year-old Fazal Rehman of Calgary.
RCMP entered into the investigation on Monday, October 16 at about 8 a.m., when the detachment responded to a report of a burning vehicle south of Morrin. The Morrin Fire Department extinguished the flames and the remains of Rehman were discovered at the scene.
The RCMP Major Crime Unit led the investigation with the Drumheller RCMP, the Forensic Identification Section and the RCMP Auto Theft Unit from Calgary.
An autopsy was completed on October 19. Based on its findings and evidence gathered at the scene the RCMP continued the homicide investigation.
On Thursday, October 26, Howard was arrested without incident in Airdrie and charged with one count of first-degree murder.
Howard is known to the police and recently pleaded guilty to an incident related to the theft of a truck and boat in July of last year. The unit was taken from a home in Midland and discovered later that morning in flames near the Canalta Jurassic Hotel.
Howard is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, November 10.