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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.

Family Lawyer Laurie Cunningham charged with second degree murder of an Edmonton man

Edmonton Police were called to a disturbance at a residence in the area of 87 Avenue and 178 Street on November 7th at approximately 9:30pm.

At the scene police and EMS located the injured man. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. 60 year old Laurie Cunningham was attested at the scene.

An autopsy conducted on November 8th revealed the victim’s Identity as Mark Huemer 59, and cause of death to be a single stab wound.

Laurie Cunningham was charged with second degree murder in the death of Huemer. Police said the Victim and accused were known to each-other but did not offer any further information.

The Edmonton 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Jamie Michael Dixon chaged with Manslaughter in February fentanyl overdose

Background: Edmonton police responded to a call for assistance in a parking lot near Gateway Boulevard and 43 Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2017. at approximately 5:30pm.

On arrival police found a 39 year old man dead in a vehicle. An autopsy was conducted and revealed the death to be a Fentanyl Overdose.

EPS arrested Jamie Dixon, 33, on October and charged him with trafficking and manslaughter.

Edmonton police have classified the death of the 39 year old man as the city’s 39th homicide of 2017.

The Edmonton 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

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.