Update, Charged Laid – Evan Wilfred Moonias found dead in a multi-unit residence fire

Edmonton police officers driving by a multi-unit residence in the area of 117 Avenue and 80 Street spotted smoke coming from the building on May 30th at approximately 3:30pm.

Police alerted the fire department, as well as the tenants of the building. The body of Evan Wilfred Moonais was found after the fire was extinguished.

Edmonton Medical Examiner completed the autopsy on June 1st, deemed the manner of death of Moonias, 28, to be a homicide. Police will not be releasing the cause of death at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update June 7
Jonathan Millsap, 33, was arrested by Edmonton police on June 4th and charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Moonias. Police believe the accused and the victim were known to each other.

The 2018 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here.