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Edmonton police lay charges in connection with weekend homicide

Police have laid charges in connection with the death of a 29-year-old man in north Edmonton last weekend. JF

Police have laid charges in connection with the death of a 29-year-old man in north Edmonton last weekend.

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said officers were called to a home near 84 Street and 136 Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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They arrived to find a 29-year-old man dead in the basement.

Edmonton’s medical examiner completed an autopsy Thursday that determined Austin Anderson died by strangulation.

Homicide detectives have since arrested and charged a 31-year-old man.

Joshua Fairley faces a second-degree murder charge.

Police said the men knew one another.

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