April 24, 2014 7:30 pm

UPDATE: Victim of west Edmonton homicide identified

Edmonton police investigate a suspicious death on the city's west end, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Colton Goforth, Global News

EDMONTON – Police have named 55-year-old Arthur Barry McCaskie as Edmonton’s latest homicide victim.

McCaskie was found dead in a west-end parking lot Monday night.

Officers were called to an alleged altercation in the area of 160 Street and Stony Plain Road at around 11:30 that evening.

McCaskie suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene. An autopsy performed Tuesday afternoon determined the cause of his death to be blood loss due to a stab wound.

Edmonton police laid second-degree murder charges against 28-year-old Joshua Allen Letendre on Tuesday.

He was arrested a short distance away from the scene of the altercation after reportedly fleeing.

Letendre was expected to appear in court on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Investigators don’t believe the incident was random.

This is Edmonton’s eighth homicide for 2014.

© Shaw Media, 2014

Report an error