Tag Archives: Edmonton

Justin Nicholas Allen dies of a gunshot wound in Edmonton’s 19th homicide

Edmonton police were called to the area of 40 Street and Hermitage Road on June 1st at 1:19am on report of an injured man lying on the ground.

28 year old Justin Nicholas Allen was found suffering from a gunshot wound. EMS rushed Allen to hospital where he was declared deceased.

Anyone with information about what led up to the death or about the suspects are asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

The Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Second degree murder charge dropped in Edmonton hit and run.

Police said an 18 year old man was allegedly struck by a Ford F150 truck after an altercation in Edmonton’s West end on May 22nd.

Jade Belcourt died in hospital of his injuries. The Medical examiner determined the cause of death to blunt craniocervical spine trauma, and the manner of death has been deemed a homicide.

Justin Handbury, 31, turned himself into police on May 24th.

Handbury’s charges are as follows:
second degree murder, attempt to commit murder, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, failing to stop at the scene of an accident (x2) and breach of recognizance (x3).

Update May 28th
Edmonton police have said that new information has led investigators to withdraw the charges against Handbury including second-degree murder. Police are not releasing any other details at this time.

The 2017 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Frederick John Dunn found dead in Edmonton. Police believe he had been dead for a week

Edmonton police were called to a home in the area of 135 Street and 124B Avenue on May 20th to check on the welfare of a resident. Police arrived at the home and found Frederick Dunn 67, dead.

Police said that Dunn’s body showed obvious signs of trauma. Staff Sgt Bill Clark of the Edmonton Police Service said “Our investigation leads us to believe that Mr. Dunn was killed sometime between Friday, May 12, 2017 and Saturday, May 13, 2017,”

The cause of death has not been released at this time.

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Walter James Jenkins aka JJ in relation to the death of Dunn.

Walter Jenkins – Photo made available by the EPS

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

The Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Edmonton Police announce the cause of death for an 11 day old baby was a methamphetamine overdose

Edmonton police and paramedics responded to report of a baby not breathing at a home near 72 Street and 83 Avenue on March 29, 2017. The baby was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

An autopsy and toxicology tests were performed on April 6th and confirmed that the 11 day old baby girl died from a lethal dose of methamphetamine.

Edmonton police announced on May 11th that 31 year old Michelle Rice has been charged with second degree murder in the death of her infant.

The Edmonton 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

The March Canadian homicide Statistics page is available here.

Jake Myles Skrepnek-Rey found dead in Edmonton, charges laid

Edmonton police were called to the area of 106 Street and 61 Avenue on April 30th on a weapons complaint at approximately 3:15pm.

Edmonton police and paramedics found Jake Myles Skrepnek-Rey 22, suffering from what they believed was a stab wound behind the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jayson Lunag Bay-Ag, 32 has been charged with second degree murder.

This is the 16th homicide in Edmonton this year. The 2017 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Edmonton’s 14th homicide: Toddler Anthony Joseph Raine found dead near an Edmonton Church

Edmonton police were called to the area of 55 Avenue and Castledowns Road on April 21 at around 2:30 pm after a passerby reported a deceased child near The Good Shepard Church.

Police said the 17 month old  boy, Anthony Joseph Raine’s body was there three days before being located. An autopsy is scheduled for April 24th.

Joey Crier, 26, the father of the boy, and Tasha Mack, who is 25, have been charged with second degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, failing to provide necessities of life, and assault. Crier is also charged with assault causing bodily harm in the death of Anthony Raine.

The 2017 Edmonton Homicide victim list is available here.

Update: Edmonton Homicide Detectives take over in the suspicious death of Kathy Dickout

Edmonton police responded to a call for assistance in the area of 130 Avenue and 32 Street, at approximately 12:30am, April 17th.

On arrival police found a 53 year old woman dead in the home. Homicide detectives have since taken over.

Police have not released the name of the victim or names of any suspects at this time.

The death of the woman will be the 13th Edmonton homicide of 2017.

More to come…

Update April 19th

Jason Dickout 30, has been charged with second degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon in the death of his mother Kathy Dickout 53. Cause of death has not been released at this time.

The Edmonton 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Edmonton Homicide #12 – 19 year old man dies in hospital after stabbing near LRT station

Edmonton Police were called to a transit stop at 118th Ave, near the Coliseum LRT Station in northwest Edmonton on April 11th in the afternoon on report of a stabbing.

Police arrived to find a 19 year old man with life-threatening injuries allegedly sustained during an altercation with a man.

The Victim was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.  The victim died of his injuries on April 14th, and the Homicide team has taken over the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567

Update: Police have identified the victim as Brandon Provencher 19.

Update April 27th

Edmonton police have arrested two suspects, only one has been charged with the murder of Brandon Provencher.

Diodone Songa, 18, has been charged with second degree murder, robbery, attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public. John Vyizigiro, 19, was charged with two counts of robbery, assault, assault with a weapon and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

The Edmonton 2017 Homicide Victim’s List is available here.

Sara Crane died of a stab wound in Edmonton’s 11th homicide of 2017

Edmonton police were called to 128 Avenue and 124 Street on March 31st for a call of assistance.

Upon arrival police found 21 year old Sara Crane suffering from a serious stab wound. Crane was transported to hospital where she died of her injuries.

Megan Loos, 25, has been charged with with second-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

The Edmonton 2017 Homicide Victim’s List is available here.

Benedicto George, Edmonton’s 10th homicide

Edmonton police responded to a report of a man’s body being found at a green space in the area of 162 Avenue and 103 Street on March 26th.

Police said the autopsy conducted on March 27th revealed that Benedicto George 25, had died of a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

The death of George is the 10th Edmonton homicide this year. The 2017 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.