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Charges laid in homicide

For Immediate Release:27-Dec-2017 @ 2:07 PM
MRU #:H17R46-1

The Edmonton Police Service has laid charges in relation to the 48-year-old male who died early Monday morning.

Yesterday evening, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, Stephan Hendrick Kody, 22, was charged with second degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

 

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. EPS Homicide Section has 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, 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 42nd homicide in 2017.

 

Background

 

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

                                                

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.

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

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