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