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Police search for 2 female suspects after man found near Belvedere LRT Station dies

WATCH RAW: In the span of two days, there have been three suspicious deaths in Edmonton. EPS Staff Sgt. Duane Hunter with the Homicide Section speaks to the deaths.

EDMONTON – The homicide section was called in after a middle-aged man was found “with signs of trauma” near 129 Avenue and 58 Street.

Police would not describe the nature of the man’s injuries.

Staff Sgt. Duane Hunter said a man was driving in the area when he saw someone on the ground on the east side of the Belvedere LRT Station parking lot.

“He knew he was in bad condition,” Hunter said of the witness.

When officers arrived around 2:23 a.m. Sunday, the man was unconscious and “in critical condition.” He later died in hospital.

Based on the investigation so far, Hunter said police are looking for two female suspects.

“From our investigations up until this point, we believe there are two female suspects,” Hunter said. “From speaking to people, from interviewing people from canvassing the area.”

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They have not provided a description of the suspects.

Police are hoping to speak with anyone who was in the area early Sunday morning. Police are also in the process of obtaining video surveillance from the LRT station.

They are describing the death as suspicious in nature.

“To this point, the investigation would suggest it was targeted,” Hunter said.

Hunter said people living in the area have no reason to be concerned for their safety.

An autopsy has been scheduled for this week.

More to come…