Homicide officers probe north Edmonton death discovered Sunday night

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A 38-year-old man is dead following a weapons complaint at a home in northeast Edmonton Sunday night.

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At about 7:40 p.m., Edmonton police responded to a residence near 130 Avenue and 69 Street where  they found a 38-year-old man in medical distress.

The man was treated and transported by paramedics to hospital, where he later died.

Police are treating the man’s death as suspicious and an autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information about the man’s death is asked to contact police.

So far this year, there have been 34 confirmed homicides, while there are six suspicious deaths still under investigation by Edmonton police.

Four homicides occurred in January, one in February, two in March, two in April, five in May, four in June, two in July, six in August, three in September, four in October, and one in November.

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The most recent homicide was that of a 31-year-old woman on Nov. 21. Her cause of death has been withheld for investigative purposes, while her name isn’t being released by police for privacy reasons.

Donny Nathan Meeches has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to her death.

Of the confirmed homicides, three are women while 31 are men.

Ten causes of death have been withheld or have results pending, eight are from gunshot wounds, eight are from stab wounds, four are from “sharp force injuries,” two are from blunt force trauma, and two are from police shootings.

Out of the 34 homicides, 17 have seen charges laid. Four people have been charged with first-degree murder, 12 people have been charged with second-degree murder, and three people have been charged with manslaughter.



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