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.