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Medical Examiner releases autopsy results in connection to deaths of two children

For Immediate Release: 10-Dec-2018 @ 4:16 PM
MRU #: H18R030

The Edmonton Medical Examiner has confirmed that two children found deceased in a southeast Edmonton apartment suite on Dec. 5, 2018, were stabbed to death, and the manner of death is homicide.

The ages of the two deceased female children have been confirmed as being six months and three years old.

On Dec. 6, EPS Homicide Section investigators charged a 29-year-old male, the father of the youngest child,
with two counts of second degree murder, one count each of assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation.

 

Background:
At approximately 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, Southeast Division officers responded to the report of an assault on a female in the area of 79 Avenue and 71 Street.

 

Upon arrival, officers located a female in distress and with serious injuries.

 

At approximately 8:30 p.m., officers received a report of a male acting erratically who broke into a garage at 73 Street and 80 Avenue. It was later determined that the male was a suspect in relation to the assault of the female at 79 Avenue and 71 Street. The man was arrested at that time.

 

After further investigations, patrol officers returned to the apartment suite at 79 Avenue and 71 Street where two children were found deceased. 

The mother of the two children remains in hospital today, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, as she continues to recover from wounds sustained during the assault.

 

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