Murder suspect may be passing through Elk Valley

Police believe a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with the murder of a Manitoba man, could be travelling through the Elk Valley.

This Murder' may be headed to the Elk Valley. Russel Gordon McDiarmid.

This Murder' may be headed to the Elk Valley. Russel Gordon McDiarmid.

The RCMP have charged 51-year-old Russell Gordon McDiarmid in Manitoba for 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the death of 33-year-old Nancy Swenty of the Rural Municipality of Fisher, Manitoba.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for his arrest..

RCMP believed he may be heading to B.C.

McDiarmid is originally from British Columbia and RCMP believe he has left Manitoba.

McDiarmid is described as Caucasian with balding brown hair, brown eyes, 5’11” tall and weights 169 lbs.

RCMP believe he may be armed, and traveling in a stolen 2006 grey Ford Ranger pick-up truck.

Anyone who sees him or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police.

To remain anonymous, call Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or submit a secure tip online, or TEXT: “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award of up to $2,000.