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1970 - 1979

The Homicide Section is committed to solving all cases; however there are some cases that remain unsolved. These cases are considered to be still open and we appeal to the public to provide any information that they have in these matters. The cases listed are only some of the unsolved homicide cases. All homicides are listed in reverse chronological order.
 
If you have information about these cases, or any other unsolved homicide, please contact the Homicide Section or Crime Stoppers.


Cheryl OSBORNE

DOB/Age: 25
EPS File #:79-167332
On December 5, 1979, fire fighters were called to a house fire at 11335 – 127 Street.

Ian OSBORNE

DOB/Age: 2 months
EPS File #:79-167332
On December 5, 1979, fire fighters were called to a house fire at 11335 – 127 Street.

Roland WAGSTAFF

DOB/Age: 33
EPS File #:78-112045
On Wednesday, October 18, 1978, a witness located the body of Roland WAGSTAFF inside a pawn shop located at 9608 111 Avenue.

Richard CHRISTENSON

DOB/Age: 25
EPS File #:77-051515
On November 17, 1977, the body of a male, later identified as Richard CHRISTENSON was found in a small copse of bush near 178 Street and 107 Avenue.

Rita POWDER

DOB/Age: 20
EPS File #:77-051515
On June 19, 1977, the body of a female was located on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River, east of the low level bridge.

Gordon OLSEN

DOB/Age: 20
EPS File #:76-078384
On October 03, 1976, the body of Gordon OLSEN was located on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River near 99 Street.

Karen EWANCIW

DOB/Age: 11 yrs
EPS File #:75-032168
Karen was an 11 year old girl who went missing on April 23, 1975 in the river valley area near McNally High School (84 St/105 Ave). Her body was discovered on April 24th in the same area.

Hector DESJARLAIS

DOB/Age: 21
EPS File #:74-011333
On February 10, 1974, Hector DESJARLAIS was stabbed in the chest in front of the Leland Hotel, previously located near 102 Street and 104 Avenue.
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