Media Releases http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/mediareleases.aspx Below is a listing of all EPS news releases. These releases are available for three months from the date of posting. <br /><br />To contact the EPS Corporate Communications, please phone (780) 421-3551. en 23 Jul 2018 08:02:11 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2018, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. Police investigating fatal collision on 75 Street in southeast Edmonton http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/motorcyclefatal75and101ave.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of a male motorcycle driver in southeast Edmonton this morning. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">Southeast patrol members responded to a collision scene in the intersection at 75 Street and 101 Avenue, at approximately 7 a.m. today, Sunday, July 22, 2018. <br /> <br /> While the investigation is in its preliminary stages, it was reported to police that the driver of a Mercury Marquis was travelling southbound on Wayne Gretzky Drive, before turning eastbound on 101 Avenue. Investigators believe the motorcycle was travelling northbound on Wayne Gretzky Drive when the collision occurred. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">A male motorcycle driver and his female passenger (ages unknown at this time) were both treated and transported to hospital by paramedics with life-threatening injuries. <br /> <br /> The male has since been pronounced deceased at hospital. <br /> <br /> Major Collision Investigations Section is now on scene and his since taken over the investigation. No charges have been laid at this time. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;"><br /> The following directions of traffic have been effected:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">Northbound 75 ST at 98 AV</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">Westbound 101 AV from 74 ST</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">Southbound Wayne Gretzky at 111 AV, merge lane</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">Eastbound 101 AV from 76 ST</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">This area will be shut down for several hours as MCIS investigates. <br /> <br /> Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact the EPS 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 </span><span><a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm"><span style="color: black;">www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span style="color: black;">.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> 22 Jul 2018 14:49:23 UT EPS fraud investigators charge local man in mortgage Ponzi scheme http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/fraudmortgageponzischemejul20.aspx The Edmonton Police Service has charged an Edmonton man with 22 counts of fraud in relation to a Ponzi scheme valued at $5.5 million. <p style="text-align: center;"><span><img alt="" width="196" height="309" src="~/media/854BF32240F1484285E42B332B61C7E4.ashx" />&nbsp;<img alt="" width="162" height="326" src="~/media/1C05077DEBE34E53BD69C20AE60E411F.ashx" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Timothy (Tim) Ray Carruthers, 59</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Between January 2009 and June 2017, <strong>Timothy (Tim) Ray Carruthers, 59, </strong>using the company name Wakina Consulting Inc., is alleged to have facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans using publicly available documentation from real homeowners. The homeowners, who were unaware of the fraudulent mortgage loans, were allegedly said to be taking out bridge mortgage loans while selling their current residence and purchasing a new residence. Investors were allegedly promised administration fees and monthly interest on their investment.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The scheme was brought to the attention of EPS when an investor reportedly did not receive the agreed-upon funds, began looking into the contract, and uncovered fraudulent documentation. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Following a two-year investigation, the EPS Fraud Investigations Unit has charged <strong>Timothy (Tim) Ray Carruthers, 59</strong>, with 22 counts of <em>fraud over $5,000.</em> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;&ldquo;</span><span>Typically, people who are capable of committing frauds at this level understand the business, so it makes them very believable,&rdquo; </span><span>says Det. Linda Herczeg with the EPS Fraud Investigations Unit. &ldquo;</span><span>When you&rsquo;re investing with someone, you want to make sure that they are properly licensed to be selling the products they are presenting. Check their credentials, read the fine print, verify the documentation, ask questions. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.&rdquo; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Police believe that<strong> Carruthers</strong> may have defrauded others, </span><span>and are releasing his photo to encourage </span><span>any additional complainants to come forward.</span><span> Complainants can contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567<strong> </strong>or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online </span><span>at </span><span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> 20 Jul 2018 19:33:05 UT Driver of SUV charged in connection with pedestrian collision in Meadowlark http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/westpedcollisionupdate.aspx The Edmonton Police Service has charged a 60-year-old woman with aggravated assault, in connection with a collision between a vehicle and female pedestrian Wednesday evening in a west-end shopping centre. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>It is alleged that <strong>Donna Elder, 60, </strong>intentionally drove a 2007 Toyota Rav SUV into an 85-year-old female complainant Wednesday, July 18, 2018, outside of a commercial business in a shopping centre near 156 Street and 87 Avenue. <br /> <br /> The accused and complainant are known to one another. <strong>Elder</strong> has been remanded until her next court appearance on July 23, 2018. <br /> </span><span style="color: black;"><br /> The 85-year-old woman remains in hospital in critical condition.<br /> <br /> Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the EPS 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 </span><span><a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm"><span style="color: black;">www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span style="color: black;">.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;"><br /> <strong>Background:</strong><br /> West Division patrol officers responded to a 911 collision call at approximately 6:20 p.m. Wednesday evening. <br /> <br /> Upon arrival, EPS members found an elderly female pedestrian lying on the ground in front of a restaurant in serious medical distress. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;"><br /> It was reported to police, that a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 SUV allegedly struck the female complainant, before driving through the front wall of the business. The vehicle then came to a stop inside the front lobby of the business.<br /> <br /> Paramedics treated and transported the woman to hospital with life-threatening injuries.</span></p> 19 Jul 2018 23:37:57 UT Police seek information on stolen bicycles http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/Stolenbikesjul19.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is seeking information about the theft of several unique bicycles from a southeast Edmonton cycling facility this week. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Southeast Division officers responded to the report of a break-and-enter at a cycling facility in the area of 68 Avenue and 88 Street.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>It was reported to police that thieves had broken into a storage area at the facility during the overnight hours of Tuesday, July 17, 2018. When staff attended the facility the next morning they noticed the damage to the storage area and discovered that 10 bicycles and associated equipment were missing.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;We believe the bikes were stolen between 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18,&rdquo; says Acting Staff Sgt. Gulinosky with Southeast Division. &ldquo;If anyone noticed any suspicious activity during this time period, we would love to speak with them.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Several of the stolen bicycles, and much of the associated equipment, reportedly belonged to an international racing team that is training in the Edmonton area. As a result, some of the bicycles are specialized for track and road racing and differ greatly from a standard bicycle used for recreational purposes.&nbsp;Investigators are hopeful that someone may recognize them for these unique features and have included stock photos of the stolen bicycles and equipment below.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<img alt="" width="258" height="168" src="~/media/80B4AE1395974B778F7F7EAD9A48A1D6.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><strong>Giant Omnium track bike</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<img alt="" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" src="~/media/3E2CEC61394446699A16FCB24A0EAF23.ashx?h=225&amp;w=300" />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><strong>BT track bike</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" width="254" height="171" src="~/media/3A22943F665848D298AA5117E91CA7C0.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Cipollini NK1K Champion road bike</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<img alt="" width="145" height="130" src="~/media/2C6D233E79B74CA3989B175B418DDF18.ashx" />&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>EVOC bike bag</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Officers continue to investigate. No suspects have been identified at this time.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567<strong> </strong>or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at </span><span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a>.</span></p> 19 Jul 2018 22:21:59 UT Hunter makes EPS history http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/HRDDHunter.aspx On July 4th, 2018, Staff Sergeant Tom Bechthold and his two year old partner, Hunter, successfully completed the validation test to become Edmonton Police Service’s first Human Remains Detection Dog team (HRDD). <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="~/media/CB401DFB00514212AEDF8F1C27C7733C.ashx" rel="lightbox"><img alt="" style="width: 400px; height: 234px; text-align: center;" src="~/media/CB401DFB00514212AEDF8F1C27C7733C.ashx?h=234&amp;w=400" /></a><br /> <em>HRDD Hunter</em></p> <p>Although this qualification is not new to the policing world, it has recently become common practice to provide HRDDs to assist in major cases. After receiving multiple requests, the EPS wanted to be able to provide this service to Edmontonians. In response, Hunter was purchased for the explicit purpose of human detection. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;The training was very similar to how we train our dogs to detect drugs or explosives,&rdquo; explains S/Sgt. Bechthold, &ldquo;It involves first teaching them how to search, and then introducing new odours one at a time and getting the dog imprinted on each odour.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> Finally after months of hard work from both team members, Hunter has grown into his ears and will be dedicated to solving difficult cases and bringing closure to families. HRDD Hunter will assist our Missing Persons Unit and Homicide Section when a case requires this specialty. <br /> <br /> At this time, the&nbsp;<a href="~/link.aspx?_id=99178B2CE6484BAEA6EA9D3A4BCF8AD0&amp;_z=z">Canine Unit</a> would like to have another Human Remains Detection Dog in its ranks, but Hunter will be the sole HRDD for now. The Canine Unit has general police service dogs (PSDs) and a number of them are imprinted for explosives and/or drug detection as well. </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="~/media/32C0457B575B4745A51838DE7C1B3A1A.ashx" rel="lightbox"><img alt="" style="width: 296px; height: 375px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" src="~/media/32C0457B575B4745A51838DE7C1B3A1A.ashx?h=375&amp;w=296" /></a><a href="~/media/F3D093BD82E04014BA917CCA14E69B93.ashx" rel="lightbox"><img alt="" style="width: 250px; height: 375px; text-align: center;" src="~/media/F3D093BD82E04014BA917CCA14E69B93.ashx?h=375&amp;w=250" /></a>&nbsp;<br /> <em>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; HRDD Hunter in training&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;HRDD Hunter's Canine Card&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> 19 Jul 2018 14:00:00 UT Elderly woman in critical condition, after being struck by SUV http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/vehiclepedcollisionmeadowlark.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a collision between a vehicle and pedestrian in west Edmonton this evening, which sent an 85-year-old female to hospital with life-threatening injuries. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">West Division patrol officers responded to a 911 collision call at approximately 6:20 p.m. this evening, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, outside of a business in a shopping centre near 156 Street and 87 Avenue. <br /> <br /> Upon arrival, EPS members found an elderly female pedestrian lying on the ground in front of a restaurant in serious medical distress. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;"><br /> It was reported to police, that a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 SUV allegedly struck the female complainant, then drove through the front wall of the business, before the vehicle came to a stop inside the front lobby of the business.<br /> <br /> Paramedics treated and transported the woman to hospital with life-threatening injuries.<br /> <br /> The 60-year-old female driver of the vehicle has since been taken into custody. Charges are pending. <br /> <br /> No further details are available at this time.<br /> <br /> Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact the EPS 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 <a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm"><span style="color: black;">www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a>.</span></p> 19 Jul 2018 04:57:36 UT Police investigating fatal pedestrian collision http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/pedestrianfatality183St.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is investigating after a female pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in southwest Edmonton last week. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 4 p.m., Southwest Division officers responded to the report of a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian at a multi-unit residence in the area of 183 Street and Lessard Road.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>It was reported to police that a 90-year-old female pedestrian was crossing from one sidewalk to another in front of the residence when she was allegedly struck by a reversing black 2008 Dodge Avenger driven by a 61-year-old female. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span><br /> EMS was dispatched to the collision; however, the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries at the scene. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>EPS Major Collision Investigations Section continues to investigate.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Alcohol, drugs and speed are not considered factors in this collision.</span></p> 17 Jul 2018 22:04:00 UT Take precautions to protect your loved ones this summer http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/neverleavekidspetsalone.aspx <em>Always check the backseat before exiting a vehicle</em> <p><img alt="" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" src="~/media/8276AA75CEB34F82860CB2FFC63DB319.ashx?h=337&amp;w=600" />&nbsp;<br /> On a warm day, even vehicles parked in the shade with windows down can reach a staggering 49<sup>o</sup>C in minutes.</p> <p>The Edmonton Police Service (along with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and EMS) is reminding citizens of the dangers of leaving children and pets alone in vehicles; especially on hot days.</p> <p>In addition to risks of heatstroke and medical distress, a thief could easily steal the vehicle, not knowing there is a child or pet inside. Left unattended, children can also put the car in motion by moving the gear shift or by playing with the brakes.</p> <p>"People are busy. What you think will only take you a minute, can turn into 10 minutes... 20 minutes," says Cst. Seth Dodman with the Child at Risk Response Unit. "If you're not with your children or pets, you can't protect them. That moment of convenience could become one of regret."</p> <p>Cst. Dodman suggests that parents, guardians and pet owners start leaving a purse, wallet or cellphone in the backseat. This allows a habit to start developing, ensuring that the backseat is always checked before exiting the vehicle.</p> <p><strong>See an unattended child or animal in a car on a hot day? Here's what you do:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Call 911</li> <li>Check for signs of overheating: <ul> <li>Fast, noisy breathing</li> <li>Disorientation</li> <li>Collapse</li> <li>Vomiting</li> <li>Lack of responsiveness</li> </ul> </li> <li>Check vehicle doors: <ul> <li>If unlocked, remove child or animal.</li> <li>If locked, break glass and remove child or animal.</li> <li>If owner returns, advise them that the police&nbsp;are on their way. Don't confront the individual.</li> </ul> </li> </ol> <p><strong><em>Remember: Before the police, fire, or a private citizen can lawfully break a third party's window to retrieve a child or animal, there must be indicators of heat or cold-induced&nbsp;distress.</em></strong></p> <p>If you decide to break the window, be safe. Watch out for broken glass and aggressive animals.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" width="600" height="337" src="~/media/386AF078F531412CA1549789AD76267F.ashx" /></p> <p><strong>Staying cool with EPS' Canine Unit<br /> </strong>You may see our EPS Canine Unit vehicles running with a Police Service Dog (PSD) still inside.</p> <p>EPS' Canine Unit vehicles are specially equipped with a number of <a href="https://youtu.be/X1QEKkQLWNo">"cool" tools and safe guards </a>to keep our four-legged protectors safe during their hot summer work days.</p> <p>If our Canine vehicles reach a certain temperature inside, an alarm system is activated. This system opens the windows, turns on the fans which starts drawing in air from outside, and send an alert to the pagers that the officers carry.</p> <p>Since standard vehicles are not equipped with this technology, EPS reminds citizens to never leave their pets or children alone in hot vehicles.</p> <p>For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/NotABabysitter">http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/NotABabysitter</a>. </p> 17 Jul 2018 14:00:00 UT Four youths arrested in connection with west-end vandalism spree http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/vandalismseriesarrests.aspx The Edmonton Police Service has arrested four youths in connection to a recent vandalism spree that impacted more than 80 residents living in various west Edmonton neighbourhoods. <p style="margin: 1em 0cm;">West Division patrol officers responded to a 911 disturbance call early Sunday morning, July 15, 2018. A resident living near the area of 108 Avenue and 120 Street reported hearing glass being smashed.<br /> <br /> Patrol units were dispatched to the area and located a suspect vehicle driving with its lights off. Police conducted a vehicle stop and located four minors in the vehicle, along with more than 25 paving stones on the front seat of the vehicle, which matched the type of paving stones used in previous incidents.<br /> <br /> All four male youths were subsequently arrested and are facing multiple mischief-related charges in connection to more than 80 incidents. The identities of the four youths are protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.<br /> <br /> <strong>Background:</strong><br /> West Division investigators believe the vandalism occurred overnight on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 and Wednesday, July 4<sup>, </sup>2018, and was widespread throughout multiple neighbourhoods including Westmount, Grovener, Meadowlark Park, Jasper Park, Woodcroft, Inglewood, North Glenora, Sherbrooke and Parkview. <br /> <br /> The vandal(s) are alleged to have used small grey patio rock slabs to break windows in vehicles and residences, leaving an immense trail of destruction throughout west Edmonton.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Investigators believe the culprit(s) may have been driving a white SUV/crossover vehicle, which was seen in the area at the time of the incidents on June 27<sup>th</sup> and July 4<sup>th</sup>.</p> 16 Jul 2018 21:30:51 UT Autopsies completed on man and woman found deceased in southwest residence http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/autopsieresultsjuly14.aspx The Chief Medical Examiner’s office has completed autopsies on two individuals found deceased in a residence in southwest Edmonton on July 12, 2018. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The cause of death of the 38-year-old female remains undetermined pending further testing; however, the manner of death has been deemed to be homicide.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The manner of death of the 35-year-old male is deemed non-criminal. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>This investigation is concluded and no charges will be laid. Police are not looking for any suspects. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Both individuals were known to one another. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The woman&rsquo;s death is the 18th homicide of the year. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS has decided not to release the names 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.<br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="background: yellow;"></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Background</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018, police responded to a check on welfare request at an address in the Blue Quill neighbourhood. Upon arrival, police located a deceased male and female inside a residence. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>An autopsy was scheduled for Friday, July 13, 2018.</span></p> 14 Jul 2018 20:03:00 UT