Author Topic: Lorne Allan McKenzie - 39 - Found Deceased - Dec 22, 2007  (Read 5877 times)

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Lorne Allan McKenzie - 39 - Found Deceased - Dec 22, 2007
« on: December 22, 2007, 11:06:54 AM »
 
 December 22, 2007

'Frozen stiff' body was found in the middle of nowhereMen on quads make grisly discovery

By NICKI THOMAS, SUN MEDIA

 
 
A 23-year-old man who discovered the frozen, naked body of a man near Winfield says the corpse appeared to have been there for "quite a while" and had been disturbed by area wildlife.

The man and a buddy were out on quads, tracking cougars when they made the grisly find in a field near Highway 13 and Range Road 53 on Thursday afternoon.

"We were out in the middle of nowhere pretty much," said Winfield resident Jesse Torkelson.

"We seen a couple of crows or ravens fly up, and the curious people we are, we went to see what they were after and there's a human body lying there."

Torkelson said there were no signs pointing to how the man ended up there.

"There were no tracks in the snow and nothing around," he said.

Wildlife had obviously gotten to the body, which was covered in snow and "frozen stiff," he added. "It was a little disturbing," said Torkelson, who called police immediately.

RCMP identified the man yesterday as Lorne Allan McKenzie, 39, of Buck Lake.

The cause of death won't be known until an autopsy is performed Dec. 27, said Cpl. Daryl Scott of the Breton detachment..

On Dec. 2, a couple discovered the snow-covered naked and charred body of a man in a wooded ditch in northeast Edmonton.

The man was later identified as Nawar Jawad, 24, a prime suspect in the Edmonton shooting death of Ola Moses on May 6.

While police haven't said whether Nawad's death was gang-related, experts say burning a body is one way to send a message to other gangs or debtors.


 
 

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Re: Lorne Allan McKenzie - 39 - Found Deceased - Dec 22, 2007
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 02:14:04 AM »
http://www.lastlinkontheleft.com/e2007other0712frozen.html

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McKenzie's autopsy was conducted December 27th and RCMP were waiting for various test results before determining the direction of their investigation.

Breton RCMP Cpl. Darryl Scott said hypothermia as the cause of was "absolutely" a consideration.

When hypothermia sets in, core body temperature drops and people often become confused to the point of discarding clothing because they think they are too warm.

On January 4th, 2008 Breton RCMP released a photograph of Lorne McKenzie along with additional details of events prior to his death.

Investigators learned that McKenzie was last seen on the night of November 15th, 2007 leaving the Lakeshore Inn in Buck Lake, Alberta, 140 kilometres southwest of Edmonton.

He was seen leaving the Inn with another man, and both men went off on separate quad all-terrain vehicles. Police have spoken to the other man and don't consider him a suspect.

However the quad that McKenzie was riding is still missing.


RCMP described the quad as a blue 2003 Yamaha 660 Grizzly, with Alberta license plate YT177.
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Re: Lorne Allan McKenzie - 39 - Found Deceased - Dec 22, 2007
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 03:09:00 PM »
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Another possibility, is his quad fell thru a slew of water, and he tried to hike out.
Did he have any money on him when found?  If not, than foul play is very possible, as you suggest
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Re: Lorne Allan McKenzie - 39 - Found Deceased - Dec 22, 2007
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 11:49:20 PM »
The whole mystery is left open.  Cops have never said that the autopsy showed homicide.

His obit said he is from Whitecourt - no mention of Buck Lake.  He left behind a wife and 4 children.

I sincerely hope that his family is doing well.  It has been about 10 years since this happened.
Hoping that the family received answers.

God Bless them.

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