Edmonton police responded to a call for assistance from Edmonton Fire Rescue on the report of a fire in the area of 126 Avenue and 73 Street. on January 26th at approximately 10:00pm.
On arrival, police located 24-year-old Aaron Watt deceased. An autopsy was performed on January 28th and revealed the manner of death to be a homicide. The cause of death is not being released at this time for investigative reasons.
Shortly after being called to the homicide scene, police were called to the area of 173 Avenue and Meridian Street where a silver 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander was located burned. Homicide investigators believe both scenes are connected.
Police are asking that gas station staff or customers who witnessed anyone purchasing and/or filling a red plastic 5L Sceptor gasoline jerry-can, who may have been traveling in a silver 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander between the hours of 8:00pm and 11:00pm, on January 26th.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 .