Fletcher Kimmel met the woman who’s now charged with indignity to human body in relation to his murder on a dating site, according to Calgary police.
At a press conference on Monday, Act. Insp. Paul Wozney said Kimmel, 30, was last seen at a northeast convenience store, on Sept. 27, 2016, getting into a black Toyota Rav4. His disappearance was treated as a missing person’s file until his body was located on, Jan. 29, 2017, in a wooded area near the Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest.
On Friday, police reported that they had taken two women into custody in connection with the investigation just days after Kimmel’s mother made an emotional plea for information into her son’s homicide.
Stephanie Lee Outram, 33, has been charged with indignity to a human body. She was also arrested on 20 outstanding but unrelated warrants.
“That was the first step,” said Wozney. “This investigation is not closed. The investigation has picked up steam.”
Wozney said Kimmel and Outram met on a dating website—but he wouldn’t specify which one.
“I don’t think that this relationship was very long in nature,” he said.
Wozney said more charges against Outram aren’t out of the question.
The other woman, a family member of Outram’s—was released without charges.
Outram will next appear in court on Tuesday.
Wozney said investigators have also identified a man believed to have used Kimmel’s bank card at a convenience store on Oct. 9, 2016.
Police have interviewed the man—who has since been released— and charges are likely.
“We’re certainly looking in that direction,” he said.
Wozney said investigators believe that more people were likely involved in Kimmel’s homicide—at the very least moving his body.
“We have a gentleman who was 6’7”, 240 lbs—big, big man—to move a body like that from Calgary out to K-Country, and dispose of that body—that takes a lot of fortitude and strength,” he said.
Court records obtained by Metro indicate that Outram has also been charged with shoplifting, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, uttering a forged document, possession of a stolen credit card, fraud, and more.
She will appear in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing.
Investigators continue to probe the murder of Kimmel. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the CPS homicide tip line at 403-428-8877.