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Additional arrests made in death of Darrin Cross

For Immediate Release: 12-Jan-2022 @ 1:52 PM
MRU #: H20R031-3 

The Edmonton Police Service has arrested and charged two more suspects in connection to the 2020 death of Darrin Dean Cross.

At approximately 4:45 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2020, while responding to a weapons complaint, Northwest Division patrol members found Darrin Dean Cross, 37, deceased inside a residence near 120 Avenue and 102 Street.

A Nov. 13, 2020 autopsy by the Edmonton Medical Examiner determined Cross died of a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was homicide.

Catherine Nichole Willier, 41, was taken into custody last night, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. She has since been charged with manslaughter with a firearm and robbery with a firearm.

On Dec. 14, 2021, James Whyte, 54, was arrested and charged with manslaughter with a firearm and robbery with a firearm.

On Dec. 2, 2021, following a lengthy investigation, Homicide Section investigators arrested and charged Sheldon Blyan, 45 with manslaughter with a firearm, robbery with a firearm, and additional firearms charges.

Homicide investigators believe there may still be additional suspects outstanding. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Cross’s death is asked to contact 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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