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Autopsy results and charges laid in west Edmonton homicide

For Immediate Release:09-Nov-2017 @ 1:19 PM
MRU #:H17R43-1

The Edmonton Police Service has laid charges in relation to the 59-year-old male who died Tuesday evening.

The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy today and determined the cause of death to be a single stab wound. EPS Homicide Section has deemed the manner of death to be a homicide.

 

Last night, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, detectives charged Laurie Cunningham, 60, with second degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon.

 

Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS has decided not to release the name of the deceased in this investigation for the following reasons: it does not serve an investigative purpose, there is no risk to public safety and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.

 

This is Edmonton’s 40th homicide in 2017.

 

Background

 

EPS Homicide Section is investigating a suspicious death that occurred in west Edmonton on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

 

Just before 9:30 p.m., West Division officers responded to a call for assistance from EMS about a disturbance at a residence in the area of 87 Avenue and 178 Street.

 

Upon arrival, police found an injured male. EMS treated and transported the male, who is in his late 50s, to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

 

A female was arrested on scene and is currently in custody.

 

The male and female are known to each other.

 

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

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Please contact Noreen Remtulla at (780) 421-3552 for more information.

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