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Marlon Jair Nunez stabbed to death in Edmonton’s 4th homicide of 2018

Edmonton police responded to an address in near 107 Street and 83 Avenue at approximately 5:10 on March 15th for a check on welfare.

Police arrived to find Marlon Jair Nunez, 39, deceased inside a suite in that complex. An autopsy was performed by the Edmonton Medical Examiner on March 13th, and revealed the cause of death to be stab wounds.

Anyone with information about this suspicious death to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.

Update March 17

Edmonton police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Kyle Lauman 35. Lauman is wated for second degree murder in the death od Marlon Jair Nunez.

Lauman is described as being a heavy set black male, 5’5” tall and 211 pounds with brown eyes. He has short, black hair, with a moustache and thin goatee. Both of his ears are pierced. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lauman should contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Death of Rance Bearhat being investigated as a homicide

Blood Tribe Police Service and emergency medical services responded to report of a man in medical distress on February 24th in Standoff Alberta. Police said the 40 year old man had been exposed to extreme weather conditions for an unknown amount of time.

The man was rushed to  Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, where he died of his injuries. Blood Tribe police are working with RCMP in what is said to be a homicide.

An autopsy was conducted on February 26th, however no details have been released.

Update March 5th.

Police have identified the victim as Rance Bearhat 26. On Saturday March 3rd police made 2 arrests, Stanley Troy Big Sorrel Horse, 36,  and Justin Chad Big Sorrel Horse, 32, have both been charged with second degree murder.

20 year old man charged with the death of Shane Victor Lynas in Lloydminster

Lloydminster RCMP officers responded to a call for assistance at a residence just after midnight on February 12th.

Police arrived to find Shane Victor Lynas, 47, in serious condition. Lynas dies shortly after being found by police. The cause of death has not been released, however autopsy report determined the death was a homicide.

A 20 year old man from Lloydminster has been charged with second degree murder. Police believe the homicide was targeted.


Ashley Chisholm Identified as Fort McMurray homicide victim

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a home on Loutit Road on February 4th at 8:30pm.

Officers arrived at the home to find 38 year Ashley Chrisholm dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed on February 6th and the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton determined that the manner of his death was homicide.

A Canada Wide Warrant was issued for the arrest of Jared Lee White, 30, for the second degree murder of Chrisholm. Jared Lee White was arrested February 8th and taken into custody without incident.

Update, Charges laid in Edmonton’s 2nd homicide of 2018 – Jarvis Katz dies of a stab wound in Edmonton

Edmonton police responded to report of a stabbing in the area of 118 Avenue and 80 Street on January 15th at 8:30pm.

Jarvis Katz, 28, was found at the scene suffering from a stab wound. Katz was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on January 17th.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

Update April 11th
Edmonton police arrested Douglas Ronald Hecht, 34, on April 7th in downtown Edmonton. Hecht has been charged with second degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Darby Chase Shade Soop found dead in Calgary

Calgary Police were called to a home in the 1100 block of 37 Street S.W. at approximately 10:30 pm, January 16th on  reports of a disturbance.

Police arrived to find several people fleeing what appeared to be a house party. The victim, Darby Soop, 26, was found deceased across the street in the mall parking lot.

 Police are looking oking to speak to Christian Whitebear and Matthew Crane-Watchmaker in relation to the death of Soop.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police non-emergency number, 403-266-1234

Elderly man dies after an altercation at an Esso Gas Station in Lamont Alberta

Lamont RCMP responded to a report of an altercation on January 8th at approximately 3:14pm at an Esso gas station.

Police said the elderly was was severely injured, and dies from his injuries. Police have not released any other information pertaining to the death of the man.

Police are looking for a potential witness, who is described as a white woman in her late 20s or early 30s, short pink or purple hair, wearing black sunglasses, a black coat and mukluks. The woman was with a six or seven year old boy, who was wearing a red T-shirt.

Police are asking anyone with information to call RCMP at 780-997-7900.

Edmonton’s first homicide of 2018 – Ruben Baker dies of unreleased cause

Edmonton police responded to the report of a deceased male found in the area of 92 Avenue and 77 Street on January 1st at 1:20pm.

An autopsy was preformed on January 3rd, and determined the death of Ruben Baker 21 was a homicide. Police have not released the cause of death at this time  to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

Update: Charges laid in Edmonton Christmas day homicide

Edmonton police responded to a call for assistance at an address near 73 Avenue and 77 Street at approximately 3:30am on December 25th. On arrival police found a 48 year old man dead in the residence.

Police released the autopsy results on December 28th, revealing the cause of death to be a stab wound. The name of the victim has not been released.

Police arrested Stephan Hendrick Kody, 22, the victim’s step-son,  and charged him with second degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Update December 31st
Eddie Eugene Melenka, 48, has been identified as Edmonton’s 42nd homicide victim of 2017. Autopsy report revealed the cause of death to be a stab wound.

The Edmonton 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Newborn baby girl found dead in Calgary parking lot

Police are searching for the mother of a newborn who was left in a parking lot behind the Bownesian Grocer on December 24th between the hours of 3pm and 11:30pm.

Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta said a resident found a deceased baby girl in the area. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Calgary police at 403-266-1234