EDMONTON – Police have charged a 25-year-old man with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was found inside a hotel suite.
Zafar Nigmatov is also facing a charge of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
An autopsy confirmed 36-year-old Jeremy Randall Nattress was stabbed to death after his body was found inside a hotel suite near 34 Street and 118 Avenue at the end of March.
Police said he was the victim of a homicide.
EPS Staff Sgt. Duane Hunter said at the time the man wasn’t alone in the Travelodge Beverly Crest suite.
“One of the people from inside the suite called police,” he explained.
There are no suspects in custody. However police said on March 27 they were interviewing the other person who was in the suite at the time.
Hunter said there was “not at all” any risk to the public. “It was contained within that suite.”
He said the deceased was known to police.
Police said April 26 they were not looking for any other suspects.
With files from Emily Mertz, Global News
*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published March 26 and was updated when autopsy results were released March 30. It was updated again April 26 when murder charges were laid.