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Homicide detectives seek public’s assistance identifying citizen and suspect

New photos released

For Immediate Release:31-Jan-2018 @ 4:37 PM
MRU #:H18R003-2

The Edmonton Police Service continues to seek the public’s assistance identifying a citizen and a suspect related to the homicide that took place in north Edmonton last week Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.

Investigators are interested in speaking with a citizen who was believed to be in the immediate area at the time and may have information that would assist this investigation. Police believe the two males may have passed the older man (pictured below) while they were chasing the suspect eastbound on the north side of 118 Avenue.

 

 

Homicide detectives are also releasing a new photo of the suspect’s clothing in hopes that it may assist with identifying him.

 

The suspect continues to be described as a mid-20s, Caucasian or Indigenous male, approximately 5’10” in height, with an average build and dark hair. He was last seen wearing dark clothing and a light grey baseball cap with a red Cleveland Cavaliers emblem. The suspect was also reportedly wearing, like a backpack, a camouflage patterned “hoverboard” bag.

 

Photos of the baseball cap and bag are below.

 

 

 Cleveland Cavaliers cap

 

 

Camouflage “hoverboard” bag

Anyone with information about the citizen or suspect is asked to contact the EPS directly at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

 

Background

 

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, Northwest Division officers responded to the report of a personal robbery.

 

It was reported that two 28-year-old males were waiting at a transit stop west of 82 Street at 118 Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday when they were approached by an unknown male who allegedly attempted to rob them of their personal belongings. A brief altercation then took place and one of the two males suffered a stab wound. The two males then pursued the male suspect who fled eastbound on the north side of 118 Avenue.

 

EMS attended, treated and transported the injured 28-year-old male to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on the injured male on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 and the cause of death was determined to be a stab wound to the chest. Homicide investigators deemed the manner of death to be a homicide.

 

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 and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.

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Please contact Carolin Maran at (780) 421-3544 for more information.

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