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Suspicious Edmonton death a possible murder suicide

Edmonton police responded to a 911 call of two unresponsive people on January 17th at around 7pm at a home in the area of Riverbend Road and Terwillegar Drive. The call was placed by a concerned friend of the couple after going to check on their well being.

Police arrived to find a 59 year old woman and a 74 year old man, both dead of gunshot wounds. An autopsy was conducted on January 17th and revealed that the woman died of a gunshot wound in a manner that police described as homicide. The man also died of a gunshot wound in a non criminal manner police said.

The death of the woman is Edmonton’s 4th death of 2017.

Click here for the 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list.

Update: Two men found dead in a vehicle in Edmonton

Edmonton police responded to report of two men in distress at Charlesworth Drive and 39 Street, at approximately 1:30pm on January 11th.  Police arrived to find two men dead inside  vehicle.

An autopsy was conducted on January 12th, however the cause of death has not been released.

Police are asking the public to contact the Edmonton Police Force with any information they have regarding the deaths at 780-423-4567 .

Update January 15

Autopsies have been completed and both victims have been identified. Navdeep Sidhu, 24 and Harman Mangat, 22, both died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the murders were not a random act and that they are ” drug-related murders are connected with drug activity”

Click here for the 2017 Edmonton homicide victim list.

UPDATE: Woman found dead in Edmonton home

Edmonton Police responded to a medical call in the area of 122 Avenue and 132 Street, at around 4:30, December 22.

Police and EMS arrived to find a woman who had suffered serious injuries. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police arrested a female suspect at the scene, no charges have been laid yet.

This death marks the 41st homicide for Edmonton this year. The 2016 Homicide victim’s list is available here.

Update December 25th:

Edmonton police have identified the victim as 21 year old Rachael Longridge, a recent nursing school graduate. Her mother Christine Longridge has been charged with second degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon. Christine Longridge had been suffering from bipolar disorder for the last 18 years.

Update December 29th:

According to CBC Rachel’s brother Michael 18,  found their mother Christine stabbing Rachael with a knife.

Colombian tourist Leonardo Duran Ibanez beaten to death in Edmonton

Edmonton police were called to the area of 97 Street and 119 Avenue on November 13th on report of an injured man. Police arrived to find the victim, Leonardo Duran Ibanez 42 of Columbia, unconscious on the sidewalk.

Witnesses said Ibanz and his brother in-law were approached by four men and two women at around 3:20am. The Suspect’s punched Ibanez in the face and kicked him in the head repeatedly. The brother in-law sustained minor injuries.

Ibanez was rushed to hospital where he died Sunday afternoon. Autopsy reports confirmed he died of head trauma.

This is Edmonton’s 40th homicide of 2016. The Edmonton 2016 homicide victim’s list is available here.

Lauren Lafleche charged in the 2015 death of her 5 year old daughter

Edmonton police have laid charges in the October 16, 2015 death of Shalaina Arcand 5.

Police and paramedics were called to a home in the area of 116 Avenue and 124 Street on October 12, 2015, on report of an injured girl. Paramedics rushed 5 year old Shalaina to hospital where she was being treated for a head injury. Shalaina died of her injury on October 16, 2015.

According to police, an autopsy report was recently finalized in October 2016, and revealed the cause of death to be head trauma.

Lauren Lafleche 29, the mother of Shalaina has been charged with second degree murder and assault with a weapon.

Manslaughter charge laid in fatal overdose of Szymon Kalich

Edmonton police said that they have laid their first manslaughter charge in relation to a fatal fentanyl overdose that took the life of 33 year old Szymon Kalich.

Police responded to report of an unresponsive male on January 27th in a home around 33 Street and 18 Avenue. Kalich was pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsy and toxicology proved Kalich died of a fentanyl overdose.

Jordan Yarmey, 25, was arrested on Monday October 24th and charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of Kalich.

Szymon Kalich is Edmontons 36th homicide of 2016.

Edmonton’s homicide victim list and links are available here.


Man found dead in an Edmonton park identified as Christopher Fawcett

Edmonton Police responded to a call of an injured man on October 22 at around 8:30pm in Alfred H. Savage Centre in Whitemud Park.

On arrival police found 19 year old Christopher Fawcett dead. An autopsy confirmed that Fawcett died of a stab wound.

Police arrested a 21 year old man, however no charges have been laid at this time.

The death of Christopher Fawcett marks Edmonton’s 35th homicide of 2016. The 2016 Edmonton homicide victims list is available here.

Omar Terrence Albert killed in home invasion

Edmonton police responded to report of a break in and an assault on October 4th at around 2:30am on McConachie Boulevard.

According to Edmonton police, the homeowners were tied up, blindfolded and beaten, and another man shot in the basement.

The man was later identified at Omar Terrence Albert.

All three people were rushed to hospital. The woman was released the same day, her husband remains at hospital still recovering, and Omar Albert died from his injuries on October 4th.

The suspects were demanding money and drugs.

Edmonton police are asking for the help of the public in identifying the suspects.

Suspect 1:  5’10” to 6’ tall black male in his early twenties, slim, he was also wearing dark thick rimmed round glasses and spoke in an accent with broken English.
Suspect 2:  5’10” to 5’11” tall, short beard, late twenties, stalky build, also speaking in an accent with broken English.

If you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

UPDATE: Christopher Giroux Edmonton’s 34 homicide of 2016

Christopher Giroux was found by Edmonton Police with serious chest trauma on September 26th just after midnight.

Giroux was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later. The cause of death is not being released at this time.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567

October 3

Levi Denim Simpson 26 is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Giroux. Simpson is also facing charges of  unlawful confinement, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of an identity document and disguise with the intent to commit an offense.

Update October 14th

Edmonton police said Duncan Farrell 22, was arrested October 13th and charged with first degree murder in the death of Giroux.

UPDATE: Charges laid in 2015 Fire causing the death of Gregory Alan Fenton

Edmonton police have confirmed that Gregory Alan Fenton 54, the man that died in an apartment fire November 29th was a victim of homicide.

Edmonton Police initially said the fire was suspicious, but has now been ruled a homicide.

Little information has been release, as the homicide is still under investigation.

UPDATE – September 13th

On September 13th 2016, Police charged Dakota Kashtin Cappo, 23, with first degree murder and arson with disregard for human life in the death of Gregory Alan Fenton.