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The Homicide Section is committed to solving all cases; however there are some cases that remain unsolved. These cases are considered to be still open and we appeal to the public to provide any information that they have in these matters. The cases listed are only some of the unsolved homicide cases. All homicides are listed in reverse chronological order.
If you have information about these cases, or any other unsolved homicide, please contact the Homicide Section or Crime Stoppers.

Melodie REIGEL

DOB/Age: 19
EPS File #:86-154600
On September 21, 1986 Melodie Riegel was found deceased inside unit #320 of the Pan American Motel, formerly located at 10630 Kingsway Ave.


DOB/Age: 64
EPS File #:85-142506
At approximately 3:25 a.m. on September 20, 1985, Roger DESJARDINS was found in a scrap yard at 9629 105A Avenue.

Charlotte Baas

DOB/Age: 18
EPS File #:83-190873
On December 18, 1983, Charlotte died from smoke inhalation.


DOB/Age: 88
EPS File #:83-146234
On September 22, 1983, Joseph TESSIER’S body was located in the bathtub of his residence at 9101 Strathearn Drive.


DOB/Age: 13
EPS File #:83-126018
On August 16, 1983, the body of a badly decomposed female was found in a field south of Manning Freeway directly across from the Edmonton Maximum Security Prison.


DOB/Age: 21
EPS File #:83-177335
SPARROW’s body was found in the parkade at 9903 104St. He had been stabbed numerous times and died as a result.


DOB/Age: 32
EPS File #:81-157991
On November 03, 1981, a witness observed 4 males drinking on a loading dock behind 10130 – 103 Street.


DOB/Age: 44
EPS File #:81-158234
On November 3, 1981, an injured male entered a business stating he had been stabbed and needed an ambulance.


DOB/Age: 68
EPS File #:81-153477
On October 25, 1981, Wasyl DEMKIW was discovered dead in his residence of 5812 – 134 Avenue.

Francis PIERCE

DOB/Age: 53
EPS File #:81-141970
On October 4, 1981, the body of a male was located behind 10158 102 Street with obvious signs of head trauma.
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