On Saturday, March 11, 2023, at approximately 2:30 a.m., police responded to the report of a single vehicle collision in an alley in the area of 47 Street and 118 Avenue. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located with an injured 44-year-old male in the driver’s seat. EMS and EFD responded and attempted life-saving measures however the male succumbed to his injuries on scene. Further investigation revealed that the male had injuries consistent with an assault, not a collision.
On Friday, March 17, 2023, the Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office completed an autopsy on Ossama Ghaly, 44, and confirmed he died as a result of a stab wound. The manner of death is homicide.
Ian Whitford, 40, has since been charged with second degree murder in relation to Ghaly’s death.