Edmonton police received a tip that a body may have been buried beneath a garage floor in the area of 118 Avenue and 96 Street.
Police uncovered the remains of an unidentified male on September 29th. the investigation is still in its early stages and Homicide detectives have taken over the case.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
Update October 3
An autopsy conducted has revealed the identity of the deceased as Derek James Winnig, 42. Winning had been missing since May of this year. A photo of the victim has been released however the cause of death will be withheld during the investigation. Police have asked that anyone with information contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.
Edmonton police responded to a “check on welfare” on August 31st at a residence in the area of 144 Avenue and 88 A Street.
On arrival police found 29 year old Valerie Maurice, deceased. Maurice did not live at the suite where she was found. An autopsy conducted on September 1st revealed the cause of death to be strangulation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567
Update September 6th
Gregory Christopher Tessman, 49, was arrested in Vancouver on September 5th at a East Hastings Homeless shelter. Tessman has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Valerie Maurice.
Emergency crews were called to a residential fire at 1040 Armitage Crescent on August 22 at approximately 4am.
According to Edmonton police there were 8 people living in the home, 6 of them managed to escape the fire with minor injuries. A mother and her 5 month old son were trapped in the home, but were rescued by fire fighters and transported to hospital.
The 5 month old died in hospital of smoke inhalation, his 29 year old mother remains in critical condition.
Homicide detectives continue to investigate.
Update Charges Laid
Edmonton police arrested Bronson Woycenko, 19, and Jessica Tammerand, 18, without incident on August 25th. Woycenko has been charged with Second Degree Murder, Arson: Disregard for human life and mischief under $5,000. Tammerand is charged with Arson:Disregard for human life, mischief under $5,000.
Police said the fire started as a result of patio furniture set a blaze near the front door.
Edmonton Police are investigating a suspicious death that happened in northeast Edmonton shortly after 3:30am on August 2nd.
Police were called to the area of 118 Avenue and 54 Street on report of an injured man. The victim was rushed to hospital, suffering from stab wounds. The 49 year old man died in hospital of his injuries.
Police are searching for William John Robert Monkman, in relation to the homicide. Monkman is described as an Indigenous male, with black hair and has a mustache and goatee. He is about 5’8” tall and has a pierced left ear.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567