Mun­son man charged with first de­gree mur­der

Charges fol­low dis­cov­ery of hu­man re­mains in burned car

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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.

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