Twin brothers from Newfoundland found dead in Fort McMurray

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EDMONTON —Two young men found dead in a Fort McMurray, Alta., park are 17-year-old twin brothers from Newfoundland and Labrador, friends say.

RCMP were called to the Borealis Park area about 11:15 p.m. Sunday after a reported assault. Police found two men, who were taken to hospital, but died. Police are treating the deaths as suspicious.

Friends gathered at the park on Monday night to mourn the deaths of twin brothers William and James Beck.

A friend of the victims told Global Edmonton of the shock he felt when he learned about the deaths.

“I was reading Facebook messages and stuff like that and then I went onto Will’s facebook and saw all this rest in peace stuff and didn’t believe it at first,” said Justin Casagrande. “I didn’t believe they were actually dead at first.”

The twins were originally from Newfoundland but lived in Fort McMurray for most of their lives, where they were set to graduate from Father Patrick Mercredi Community High School next year.

Organizations: RCMP, Father Patrick Mercredi Community High School

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Fort McMurray, EDMONTON Borealis Park

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  • Carla
    June 28, 2011 - 15:13

    Praying for the parents of these young boys. May God bring justice to those to deserve it, and peace to those who need it.

    • Eileen Gingras
      July 01, 2011 - 10:21

      I can't imagine what these boys parents and family are going through. I'm so very sorry for your loss, May god be with you. My heart goes out to your family.