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Human remains found in burned-out vehicle northeast of Edmonton identified

Junior Morris Laidley, seen here in a photo provided by RCMP.
Junior Morris Laidley, seen here in a photo provided by RCMP. Courtesy: Fort Saskatchewan RCMP

EDMONTON – Fort Saskatchewan RCMP identified the person whose remains were found northeast of Edmonton Jan. 10 as 38-year-old Junior Morris Laidley.

The Edmonton man was reported missing on Jan. 13.

The remains were found around 5 p.m. inside a burned-out vehicle in a rural area of Lamont County, on Township Road 572 between Range Roads 201 and 202.

After making the discovery, RCMP said they were treating the death as suspicious.

The burned-out vehicle was a white, two-door 2013 BMW 328i coupe.

RCMP are asking anyone with information about Laidley’s activities on or after Jan. 4 – when he was last seen by friends – to contact the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP detachment at 780-992-6100.

Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally posted on Jan. 13 and was updated Jan. 22 with the deceased’s identity and confirmation the remains were found inside the vehicle.

Police say the burned-out vehicle was a white, two-door 2013 BMW 328i coupe, pictured here.
Police say the burned-out vehicle was a white, two-door 2013 BMW 328i coupe, pictured here. Courtesy, RCMP