1980 - 1989 https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980 <p>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.&nbsp;All homicides are listed in reverse chronological order.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> If you have information about these cases, or any other unsolved homicide, please contact the&nbsp;<a href="~/link.aspx?_id=4DB77412612D4AE5B363F1BCE7A13401&amp;_z=z">Homicide Section</a> or <a href="http://www.edmontoncrimestoppers.ca/" target="_blank">Crime Stoppers</a>.</p> en 02 Dec 2022 20:13:44 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2022, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. REIGEL Melodie https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/REIGELMelodie On September 21, 1986 Melodie Riegel was found deceased inside unit #320 of the Pan American Motel, formerly located at 10630 Kingsway Ave. An autopsy determined she had died as a result of strangulation. ]]> 25 Aug 2015 14:32:00 UT Roger DESJARDINS https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/RogerDESJARDINS At approximately 3:25 a.m. on September 20, 1985, Roger DESJARDINS was found in a scrap yard at 9629 105A Avenue. <p><span style="color: #333333;">Initially, Roger was believed to have stumbled and fell there due to being intoxicated, but during the autopsy, it was concluded that he likely died from a severe beating.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">No next of kin could be located for Roger and very little was known about him or his life.&nbsp; He was believed to be a cook by trade, and had been born in Montreal. &nbsp;No one claimed his body and he was buried in an unmarked grave.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT BAAS Charlotte https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/BAASCharlotte On December 18, 1983, Charlotte died from smoke inhalation. <p>The fire was&nbsp;determined an&nbsp;arson.</p> <p><em>There is a reward&nbsp;of up to $40,000 for information leading to the arrest&nbsp;of&nbsp;the person(s) responsible for this homicide.</em> </p> ]]> 15 Oct 2014 15:49:00 UT Joseph TESSIER https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/JosephTESSIER On September 22, 1983, Joseph TESSIER’S body was located in the bathtub of his residence at 9101 Strathearn Drive. <p><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="color: #000000;">H</span>is 1970 Buick Riviera, which had been parked outside of his house, was later found abandoned at the Gold Bar Shopping Centre.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">Autopsy results showed the 88 year old WWI veteran had drowned.&nbsp; Further investigations led Police to believe he was murdered.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT GOUDRIAAN Delaine https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/GOUDRIAANDelaine 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. <p>The female was later identified as Delaine GOUDRIAAN who was last seen alive July 14, 1983.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Delaine was described as Caucasian, 160 cm in height, 50 kg weight with shoulder length brown hair.</p> ]]> 15 Sep 2016 20:35:00 UT Murray SPARROW https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/SPARROWMurray SPARROW’s body was found in the parkade at 9903 104St. He had been stabbed numerous times and died as a result. <p style="text-autospace: ; 36pt: ;">He had last been seen approximately a week and a half earlier. NOTE: SPARROW's common-law wife, Cathy GILLIGAN, was also found dead the same day as SPARROW. She was found in the residence she shared with SPARROW. Her body was badly decomposed, and a cause of death was never determined. As the cause of death in this matter is not known, the GILLIGAN death is not listed as a murder, and investigators have been unable to link the two deaths to the same occurrence.</p> ]]> 31 Oct 2016 17:04:00 UT Lorne MCKAY https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/LorneMCKAY On November 03, 1981, a witness observed 4 males drinking on a loading dock behind 10130 – 103 Street. <p><span>The witness had observed the same males drinking there on previous occasions.&nbsp; This time, one of the males, later identified as Lorne MCKAY was observed bleeding from the face.&nbsp; The witness asked a security guard to call Police.</span></p> <p><span>When Police and ambulance attendants arrived, Lorne was found unconscious, bleeding from the mouth and appeared to have a stab wound in his back.&nbsp; He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Horace COCHRANE https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/HoraceCOCHRANE On November 3, 1981, an injured male entered a business stating he had been stabbed and needed an ambulance. <p><span>When police met with the male at the hospital, he disclosed that he had been drinking with the male who stabbed him at a scrap yard at 9629 &ndash; 105A Avenue.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Police attended the scrap yard and located the body of Horace COCHRANE with multiple stab wounds.&nbsp; It was later discovered that Horace had been drinking earlier in the day with the injured male reporter, the deceased Lorne MCKAY, and an unidentified male.&nbsp; Investigators believed that the unidentified male may be involved in the death of both Horace and Lorne.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Wasyl DEMKIW https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/WasylDEMKIW On October 25, 1981, Wasyl DEMKIW was discovered dead in his residence of 5812 – 134 Avenue. <span>Wasyl died of a single stab wound to the chest.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Francis PIERCE https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/FrancisPIERCE On October 4, 1981, the body of a male was located behind 10158 102 Street with obvious signs of head trauma. <p><span>An autopsy was conducted and Francis PIERCE&rsquo;S identity was confirmed.</span></p> <p><span>The autopsy results showed that Francis died from blunt force trauma to the head.&nbsp; Little was known of Francis, except that he was homeless and a chronic alcoholic.&nbsp; The location in which he was found was a regular site for drinking parties.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT Nancy GLADUE https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/CrimeFiles/Homicides/1980/NancyGLADUE On June 22, 1981, the body of Nancy GLADUE was located in a field in the area of 167 Avenue and 82 Street. <p><span>There was evidence of trauma on Nancy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>The autopsy results showed evidence that Nancy&rsquo;s injuries were consistent with a homicide.</span></p> ]]> 02 Mar 2018 07:00:00 UT