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Autopsy completed for Christmas Day homicide

For Immediate Release:28-Dec-2017 @ 4:19 PM
MRU #:H17R46-2

Edmonton’s Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on a male found deceased on Dec. 25, 2017.

The 48-year-old male died as a result of a stab wound. The manner of death remains homicide.




On Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 EPS Homicide Section began investigating a suspicious death that occurred in southeast Edmonton.


Southeast Division patrol members responded to a call for assistance at an address near 73 Avenue and 77 Street at approximately 3:30 a.m. Upon arrival police found a deceased male inside the residence.


On Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, investigators charged Stephan Hendrick Kody, 22, with second degree murder and possession of an offensive 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.


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

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