Update on Homicide Investigation
Mr. Hoefman was previously charged on November 9, 2017 with one count of extortion, after an investigation by the Major Crimes Section and remains in custody.
The MHPS believes the extortion and the subsequent homicide investigation are linked and that while the victim of the murder, James Satre, was not previously known by the accused, it is believed that he was deliberately selected.
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the MHPS Major Crimes Section at 403-529-8420 or provide at tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The MHPS would like to thank the community for their diligence and support during the course of these investigations and offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Satre.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: A media conference will be held on January 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the MHPS Community Boardroom, located at 884 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB.
Administrative Services Manager
Medicine Hat Police Service