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Edmonton police investigating after human remains were found buried beneath a garage

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.

Photo made available by the EPS

Edmonton police investigate the second suspicious death in less than 24 hours

Edmonton police responded to a call for assistance from EMS for an alleged single-vehicle collision near 118 Avenue and 37 Street on September 19th at approximately 4:35am.

Police arrived at the scene to find a male victim deceased, with wounds not consistent with a collision.

Police have not released the name of the victim or cause of death. Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

Update September 21
The Edmonton Medical Examiner has confirmed that 50 year old Spiros Jerry Tziklas died of a stab wound. Homicide detectives continue to investigate.

The 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list is available here.

Elderly Male shot to death in Edmonton

Edmonton police were called to the area of 111 Avenue and 94 Street at approximately 5:45pm September 13th on a  weapons complaint.

Police found an elderly man dead on the floor in the common area of the building.  Police have not released any other information at this time and  said the investigation is still preliminary stages.

Update September 16th
Nexhmi “Nick” Nuhi, 76 has been identified as the victim in Wednesday’s shooting. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting death is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

Montreal woman Valerie Maurice found strangled to death in Edmonton

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.

The death of Maurice is the 34th Edmonton homicide this year. The 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list is available here.

Update Victim Identified – Edmonton Taxi Cab driver dies after being shot in his vehicle

Edmonton police responded to a report of a shooting placed by a taxi cab driver at 5am on August 26th  at 142 Street and Yellowhead Trail.

Police attempted CPR however the victim believed to be in his 20’s was declared dead at the scene.

Sgt. Duane Hunter of Homicide Section is urging anyone who was at Flux Ultra Lounge and my have information in relation to this investigation to call EPS at 780-423-4567.

Update August 31st
An autopsy conducted on August 30th revealed the identity of the victim as
Shardi Abdi Hassan, 23. The Edmonton Medical Examiner said Hassan died as a result of gunshot wounds.

 

The 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list is available here.

 

Update – Murder charge laid in the house fire that claimed the life of a 5 month old

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.
 

The 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list is available here.

 

 

 

Peter Penac Edmonton’s 31st homicide victim dies of a gunshot wound

Edmonton police said Peter Penac was shot on August 5th while sitting in his vehicle in a northwest Edmonton at approximately 9:50pm.

Penac was rushed to hospital and treated for the gunshot wound. Peter Penac dies of his injuries on August 7th.

Police believe the assailant fled the scene in a Vehicle is believed
to be a 1998-2003 red, two door, Ford Escort (pictured below).

Photo made available by the Edmonton Police

The 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list is available here.

 

William John Robert Monkman wanted for second degree murder

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

The Edmonton 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Edmonton’s 28th Homicide victim of 2017 – James Dunham found dead in West Edmonton

Edmonton police responded to a weapons complaint on July 21st at 5:20 am in a residence near 101 Avenue and 153 Street. Police located the victim, James Joel Dunham, 40,  he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Edmonton police are asking for assistance from the public in locating a person of interest,  Kendall Desjarlais (pictured below) in connection to the death of James Dunham.

Wanted for questioning – Kendall Desjarlais – photo made available by EPS

Edmonton police have provided a photo of the victim James Dunham (pictured below) in hopes of receiving information from the public regarding the activities of the deceased leading up to his death on July 21.

James Dunham – photo made available by EPS

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

Update October 15th
Brendan Christopher Dion, 27, was arrested and is facing a second degree murder charge in relation to the death of James Joel Dunham.

Edmonton 2017 Homicide victims list

Edmonton police identify Jordin Aksidan as the 27th homicide victim of 2017

Edmonton police responded to a call for assistance in the area of 119 Avenue and 34 Street just after 5am on July 5th.

On arrival police located the victim, later identified as 21 year old Jordin Amber Aksidan, suffering from serious injuries. Aksidan was rushed to hospital where she died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about this incident or what led up to this incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

The 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list is available here.