Twin brothers from Newfoundland found dead in Fort McMurray

Postmedia News cnd@canwest.com
Published on June 28, 2011

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.