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Edmonton police say man found dead in inner city is 21st homicide victim of 2016

A man was found bleeding, with obvious signs of trauma, on 106 Avenue, just west of 96 Street, just before 1 a.m Thursday. May 5, 2016. .
A man was found bleeding, with obvious signs of trauma, on 106 Avenue, just west of 96 Street, just before 1 a.m Thursday. May 5, 2016. . Craig Ryan, Global News

EDMONTON – An autopsy has concluded that a man found  bleeding on a street in the neighbourhood of McCauley early Thursday morning was murdered, according to the Edmonton Police Service.

On Friday, police identified the victim as 46-year-old Robert Paul Loyer and said he died of blunt force trauma.

Around 12:55 a.m. on Thursday, officers were called to an area near 106 Avenue just west of 96 Street where they found a man on the ground bleeding.

READ MORE: Homicide detectives investigating death of man found bleeding in downtown Edmonton

Attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police said six to seven people were seen fleeing the area at when the incident unfolded.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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