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RCMP Major Crimes Unit seeks assistance in homicide investigation

Reginald (Reggie) Hoof was found dead in his Piikani Nation residence on Oct. 12, 2018.

The RCMP is calling on the public for help with an investigation into the death three years ago of a Piikani Nation man.

Reggie Hoof, 39, was found dead in his Piikani Nation residence on Oct.12, 2018.

“On this third anniversary of Reggie’s death, his children and family are looking for answers so they can start the healing process,” RCMP media relations officer Cpl. Tammy Keibel said in a news release.

Hoof was last seen alive by a friend in his residence on the evening of Oct. 11, 2018.

Keibel said it is believed someone entered the residence later and an altercation occurred.

Family members found Hoof dead in his residence around 6 p.m. Oct.12, 2018

Piikani Nation RCMP responded to the 911 call, and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit later took over the investigation with assistance from the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.

An autopsy determined the manner of death to be homicide.

“Investigators believe there are people who know what happened to Reggie, and are requesting anyone with information to come forward to assist in the investigation.,” Keibel said.

Piikani Nation RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible.

If you have information, contact Piikani RCMP at 403-965-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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