Man found near Fox Drive was stabbed to death: Edmonton police

A portion of Fox Drive was closed Saturday night while police investigated an "incident" nearby. Global News

An autopsy confirmed a man found near Fox Drive on Saturday night was the victim of a homicide and died from stab wounds.

Edmonton police said 19-year-old Christopher Fawcett was fatally stabbed.

Officers responded to a “trouble not known” 911 call at around 8:30 p.m. and found a man dead at the Alfred H. Savage Centre.

EPS said a 21-year-old suspect who was in the area at the time is still a person of interest but is not in custody.

READ MORE: Homicide detectives investigating suspicious death near Fox Drive 

Police believe the suspect and victim knew each other.

There was a heavy police presence in the area Saturday night and part of Fox Drive near Whitemud Drive was closed off.

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Homicide detectives continue to investigate.

This is Edmonton’s 36th homicide of the year.

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