Homicide unit investigating suspicious death of man in northwest Edmonton

Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a man in the city’s northwest.

Residents in the area said police initially responded to the scene near Yellowhead Trail and 184 Street around 7 p.m Wednesday night.. Shortly before 10:00 p.m. a damaged blue Chevrolet pick-up truck, and what appeared to be a body, could be seen in a grass field next to Yellowhead Trail.

Police confirmed they are investigating the death of a man, in a news release Thursday morning. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Police vehicles were at the scene on Thursday morning. The truck hadn’t moved but the body was gone.

Police tape cornered off the field as well as a dirt trail leading from the field to a neighbouring road. A couple dozen police markers could be seen throughout the field and trail and tire marks could be seen running through both areas.

In the morning, two police vehicles were seen at a house backing onto the field. Neighbours of the home said the street is generally a very quiet area and nobody Postmedia spoke to said they had heard anything before police arrived.


Police investigate a house after a suspicious death was reported near Yellowhead Trail and 184 Street in Edmonton, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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Edmonton Police Service officers investigate after a suspicious death was reported near Yellowhead Trail and 184 Street in Edmonton, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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A damaged truck is seen as Edmonton Police Service officers investigate a suspicious death near Yellowhead Trail and 184 Street in Edmonton, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Ian Kucerak / Postmedia

More to come.

dshort@postmedia.com