1970 - 1979 http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970.aspx <p>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.&nbsp;All homicides are listed in reverse chronological order.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> If you have information about these cases, or any other unsolved homicide, please contact the&nbsp;<a href="~/link.aspx?_id=4DB77412612D4AE5B363F1BCE7A13401&amp;_z=z">Homicide Section</a> or <a href="http://www.edmontoncrimestoppers.ca/" target="_blank">Crime Stoppers</a>.</p> en 21 Aug 2018 00:38:20 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2018, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. Cheryl OSBORNE http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970/CherylOSBORNE.aspx On December 5, 1979, fire fighters were called to a house fire at 11335 – 127 Street. <p><span>After the fire was extinguished, the bodies of Cheryl OSBORNE and her infant son, Ian, were located in the house.&nbsp; Investigators determined the fire was deliberately set.</span></p> <p><span>Autopsy results showed that Cheryl had been stabbed to death and died prior to the fire being started.&nbsp; Ian, who was sleeping in a crib in another room at the time, died of smoke inhalation.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Ian OSBORNE http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970/IanOSBORNE.aspx On December 5, 1979, fire fighters were called to a house fire at 11335 – 127 Street. <p><span>After the fire was extinguished, the bodies of the infant Ian OSBORNE and his mother, Cheryl, were located in the house.&nbsp; Investigators determined the fire was deliberately set.</span></p> <p><span>Autopsy results showed that Cheryl had been stabbed to death and died prior to the fire being started.&nbsp; Ian, who was sleeping in a crib in another room at the time, died of smoke inhalation.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Roland WAGSTAFF http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970/RolandWAGSTAFF.aspx On Wednesday, October 18, 1978, a witness located the body of Roland WAGSTAFF inside a pawn shop located at 9608 111 Avenue. <p><span>Roland was an employee of the store.&nbsp; He was found with obvious trauma around his head.</span></p> <p><span>The autopsy results showed that Roland had been beaten to death.&nbsp; Investigators believed the motive to be a robbery.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Richard CHRISTENSON http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970/RichardCHRISTENSON.aspx 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. <span>The manner in which Richard was killed has not been released by police to preserve the integrity of the investigation.</span> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Rita POWDER http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970/RitaPOWDER.aspx 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. <p><span>An autopsy was conducted and her identity was found to be Rita POWDER.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Rita was the victim of a violent sexual assault and suffered numerous stab wounds.&nbsp; She died of blunt force trauma to the head and stab wounds.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Gordon OLSEN http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970/GordonOLSEN.aspx On October 03, 1976, the body of Gordon OLSEN was located on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River near 99 Street. <p><span>It was initially believed that Gordon had fallen down the embankment (approx.. 8 feet), hit his head, lost consciousness, and died from exposure.&nbsp; Further investigations were conducted and based on the totality of evidence located, Gordon&rsquo;s death was ruled a homicide.</span></p> <p><span>Gordon had previously spent 3 years in a mental hospital after he was found not criminally responsible for the stabbing death of his father in Hinton.&nbsp; Gordon stabbed his father to death while he was high on acid.&nbsp; Gordon was released from the hospital only 1 month prior to his death.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Karen EWANCIW http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970/KarenEwanicw.aspx 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. <em>There is a reward&nbsp;of up to $40,000 for information leading to the arrest&nbsp;of&nbsp;the person(s) responsible for this homicide.</em> ]]> 08 Apr 2008 15:53:00 UT Hector DESJARLAIS http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1970/HectorDESJARLAIS.aspx 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. <p><span>He was transported to the hospital where he was declared deceased.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>An inquest into his death was called however no charges resulted from the investigations.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT