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Police investigate suspicious death at Remand Centre

For Immediate Release: 30-Jun-2019 @ 1:13 PM
MRU #: H19R020

The EPS Homicide Section is investigating the suspicious death of a male inmate at the Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC).

At approximately 5:45 p.m. yesterday, Saturday, June, 29, 2019, police were called to the ERC on the report of a death. Upon arrival, police discovered an unresponsive 57-year-old male who was declared deceased on scene by paramedics. Investigators believe there was an altercation between the 57-year-old and another male inmate.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 9 a.m..

Homicide Section continues to investigate, however no charges have been laid at this time.

Anyone with any information about this or any other crime 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 www.p3tips.com/250

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Please contact Cheryl Sheppard at (780) 421-2671 for more information.

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