Edmonton police have confirmed a homicide after a man was found dead in an SUV on Wednesday.
The man, who has not yet been named, was discovered in the vehicle, parked in an industrial area in the city’s northeast.
The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said in a statement that the man’s death has been determined to be a homicide.
The EPS said it is still in the early stages of its investigation and is asking for the public’s help to determine the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
“We are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of the industrial park near 96 Street and 60 Avenue, between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, to come forward,” said EPS Insp. Erik Johnson.
The EPS said it will not be releasing the man’s name until it has been confirmed through a medical examiner and the man’s family has been notified.
EPS said it is investigating all possibilities, including whether the man’s death is connected to any other criminal activity in the area.
The police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 780-423-4567 or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This is the second homicide in Edmonton in recent weeks. On March 22, a man was found dead in a vehicle in the city’s downtown area. Police have not yet released any information about the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding his death.
Edmonton police are continuing to investigate both of these homicides as they work to determine if there are any links between them.
At this time, police are asking anyone with information about either of these cases to come forward.
Edmonton police are urging anyone with information about either of these homicides to contact them or Crime Stoppers as soon as possible. The EPS said that any information, no matter how small, can help them in their investigation.