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Edmonton homicides 2017: Who, where, when and how

Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017.
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Nearly one person a week has been the victim of homicide in Edmonton in 2017. In the first 45 weeks of the year, Edmonton police recorded 40 homicides.

Sixteen of the victims were shot, while another 14 other people were stabbed; three of the victims died of blunt-force trauma, two of the victims — including the youngest — died of drug overdoses. Another young victim died of smoke inhalation during a house fire police said was deliberately set. One woman died after being strangled, and the cause of death has not yet been determined in three of the homicides.

READ MORE: Edmonton homicides 2016: Who, where, when and how 

Here is what we know about the victims and what happened to them.

READ MORE: Edmonton 2016: police say near-record homicide rate has become normal

Below is a map showing where each 2017 crime occurred, and below is a list of each death, including when it happened, how the victim died (if known) and other pertinent details.

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Map Legend:

Stabbing: Red

Gun shot: Purple

Blunt force trauma: Blue

Unknown cause: Green

Drug overdose: Yellow

Smoke Inhalation: Grey

Strangulation: Orange

This story will be updated throughout the remainder of 2017.

Jan. 4: Homicide 1

Victim: Darrian Trevino-Sabourin, 21

Where: A suite near 103 Street and 45 Avenue

Cause of death: Multiple stab wounds

What happened? Police were called to a suite near 103 Street and 45 Avenue in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 4, where they found 21-year-old Darrian Trevino-Sabourin suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital, where he died approximately 14 hours later. Kyle Benedict Shirt, 21, was charged with second-degree murder and possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace.

READ MORE: Edmonton police investigate after 21-year-old man stabbed to death in city’s south side

Edmonton police investigate two homicides near Charlesworth Drive and 39 Street on Jan. 11, 2017.
Edmonton police investigate two homicides near Charlesworth Drive and 39 Street on Jan. 11, 2017.
Edmonton police investigate two homicides near Charlesworth Drive and 39 Street on Jan. 11, 2017.
Edmonton police investigate two homicides near Charlesworth Drive and 39 Street on Jan. 11, 2017. Sarah Kraus, Global News

Jan. 11 : Homicides 2, 3

Victims: Navdeep Sidhu, 24,  and Harman Mangat, 22

Where: In a vehicle near Charlesworth Drive and 39 Street SW

Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds

What happened? Sidhu and Mangat were found suffering from gunshot wounds in a white Dodge Ram with a B.C. licence plate in the southeast Edmonton neighbourhood. A passerby called police, who said the two men were dead by time they arrived on scene. Police referred to the deaths as “drug-related murders” and said the shootings are believed to be related to drug activity in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. They added the shootings were not random acts.

READ MORE: Edmonton police say 2 men found dead in truck linked to B.C. drug trade

The Edmonton Police Service investigates after two bodies were discovered in a home on Heagle Crescent in the city’s southwest on Jan. 17, 2017.
The Edmonton Police Service investigates after two bodies were discovered in a home on Heagle Crescent in the city’s southwest on Jan. 17, 2017. Aaron Streck/ Global News

Jan. 17 : Homicide 4

Victim: Unidentified female, 59

Where: 213 Heagle Crescent 

Cause of death: Gunshot wound

What happened? Few details are known about this incident, but it’s believed to be a domestic murder-suicide. The bodies of a man and woman were removed from the home just off Riverbend Road and Terwillegar Drive in southwest Edmonton. Police did not confirm the identities of the two people, but a title search shows the home was owned by Clive Deutscher, medical doctor, and Karlene Johner.

READ MORE: 2 bodies found in southwest home; Edmonton homicide detectives investigating

Police investigate a suspicious death in the area of 110 Avenue and 84 Street on Jan. 21, 2017.
Police investigate a suspicious death in the area of 110 Avenue and 84 Street on Jan. 21, 2017. Julia Wong/ Global News

Jan. 21: Homicide 5

Victim: Ian Janvier, 28

Where: An alley near 110 Avenue and 84 Street

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds

What happened? Ian Janvier was found suffering from gunshot wounds and died in hospital. Edmonton police released photos of the suspect vehicle in the homicide, and in June three men in their mid-20s were charged in relation with the death.

READ MORE: 3 men charged in deadly January shooting in central Edmonton

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the west end.
Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the west end. Global News

Feb. 5: Homicide 6

Victim: Donald Carruthers, 66

Where: An apartment building at 10119-151 Street.

Cause of death: Blunt force trauma

What happened? Donald Alfred Carruthers was visiting a west Edmonton apartment suite when a “violent altercation” took place between him and another man inside the suite, leading to the death of the 66-year-old, Edmonton police said. An autopsy showed he died of multiple blunt force injuries. Carl Perteet, 59, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

READ MORE: Man charged with second-degree murder after ‘violent altercation’ in west Edmonton

Edmonton police badge, September 26, 2010. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon
Edmonton police badge, September 26, 2010. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon

Feb. 16: Homicide 7

Victim: Glen Dacosta, 50

Where: A residence near 85 Street and Jasper Avenue

Cause of death: Unknown

What happened? Police were called to a downtown Edmonton residence, where Glen Dacosta was found in medical distress after being in a fight with another man. He died in hospital two days later. Terrance Logan Farnham, 38, was initially charged with aggravated assault but the charge has since been upgraded to manslaughter.

READ MORE: Man charged with manslaughter after ‘physical altercation’ in central Edmonton

Meridian Street and 258 Avenue is in Edmonton’s far northeast corner.
Meridian Street and 258 Avenue is in Edmonton’s far northeast corner. Credit: Google Earth

Feb. 20: Homicide 8

Victim: Cynthia Kennedy, 39

Where: Rural property near 258 Avenue and Meridian Street

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds

What happened? Cynthia Deborah Kennedy was found dead in a vehicle in a rural area at the northern edge of city limits. She died of gunshot wounds.

READ MORE: Woman found dead in vehicle in rural northeast Edmonton was shot

Edmonton police investigate a suspicious death in the area of 162 Avenue and 51 Street on March 6, 2017.
Edmonton police investigate a suspicious death in the area of 162 Avenue and 51 Street on March 6, 2017. Shallima Maharaj/ Global News

March 6: Homicide 9

Victim: Kristi Schienmann, 30

Where: An apartment building near 162 Avenue and 51 Street

Cause of death: Unknown

What happened? Kristi Schienmann was found dead in a northeast Edmonton apartment building, but her cause of death was not released because police said more testing was needed. Timothy John Crowe, who she married in 2014, was charged with second-degree murder.

READ MORE: 2nd-degree murder charge laid after woman found dead in Edmonton apartment suite

March 26: Homicide 10

Victim: Benedicto George, 25

Where: A park near 162 Avenue and 103 Street

Cause of death: Gunshot wound

What happened? Benedicto George was found dead in Lorelei Park in north Edmonton, after being shot.

READ MORE: Man found dead near Edmonton playground was homicide victim: EPS

Police investigate a woman’s stabbing death in the area of 128 Avenue and 124 Street Friday, March 31, 2017.
Police investigate a woman’s stabbing death in the area of 128 Avenue and 124 Street Friday, March 31, 2017. Vinesh Pratap, Global News

March 31: Homicide 11

Victim: Sara Crane, 21

Where: A home near 128 Avenue and 124 Street

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Sara Crane died after she was stabbed during a fight in a home in the Calder neighbourhood. Megan Loos, 25, has been charged with second-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

READ MORE: Woman, 25, charged with 2nd-degree murder in fatal Edmonton stabbing

The Boardwalk – West Edmonton Village at 17319 69 Ave.
The Boardwalk – West Edmonton Village at 17319 69 Ave. Credit: Google Streetview

April 15 : Homicide 12

Victim: Dustin Horsethief, 34

Where: High-rise apartment building near 173 Street and 69 Avenue

Cause of death: Multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma

What happened? Dustin Horsethief died in hospital two days after being stabbed several times and beaten in a 17th-floor apartment at a Boardwalk complex in west Edmonton. Several other people were found in the apartment suite, with their wrists zip-tied and face down on the floor. Police believe the attack was over a drug debt. They said several of the people involved were known to them. Trevor Auger, 36, and Jason Hope, 38, were charged with second-degree murder.

READ MORE: Charges upgraded to 2nd-degree murder in bloody west Edmonton ‘drug debt’ attack

Heavy police presence outside Coliseum Station after a stabbing Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
Heavy police presence outside Coliseum Station after a stabbing Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Global News

April 11: Homicide 13

Victim: Unknown male, 19

Where: Coliseum LRT station in northeast Edmonton

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? A 19-year-old man, who police have not identified, was approached by two suspects who minutes earlier robbed and assaulted another teenager. The young man was also robbed, assaulted and stabbed in the chest, police said. He died three days later in hospital. Two suspects were charged.

READ MORE: 2nd-degree murder charge laid after fatal Coliseum LRT stabbing

Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017.
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017.
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017.
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017.
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017.
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017.
Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017. Sarah Kraus, Global News

April 17: Homicide 14

Victim: Kathy Dickout, 53

Where: A home in the northeast Clareview area

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Kathy Dickout was stabbed in her north Edmonton home, where neighbours said her son was taken out of the house naked, in handcuffs by police in the middle of the night. Jason Glenn Dickout, 30, was charged with second-degree murder. He underwent a 30-day psychiatric assessment.

READ MORE: Man charged in fatal stabbing of woman in northeast Edmonton to undergo assessment

Investigators said the cause of the boy's 2017 death was trauma to the head.
Investigators said the cause of the boy's 2017 death was trauma to the head. Global News File
Vigil held at Good Shepherd Anglican Church Tuesday to mourn loss of little Anthony Joseph Raine.
Vigil held at Good Shepherd Anglican Church Tuesday to mourn loss of little Anthony Joseph Raine. Sarah Kraus, Global News
Vigil held at Good Shepherd Anglican Church Tuesday to mourn loss of little Anthony Joseph Raine.
Vigil held at Good Shepherd Anglican Church Tuesday to mourn loss of little Anthony Joseph Raine. Sarah Kraus, Global News
Vigil held at Good Shepherd Anglican Church Tuesday to mourn loss of little Anthony Joseph Raine.
Vigil held at Good Shepherd Anglican Church Tuesday to mourn loss of little Anthony Joseph Raine. Sarah Kraus, Global News

April 21: Homicide 15

Victim: Anthony Raine, 19 months

Where: Good Shepherd Anglican Churchyard

Cause of death: Blunt force trauma (to the head)

What happened? Nineteen-month-old Anthony Raine was found dead in the yard of a north Edmonton church and police said he had “bruises all over his body.”  Investigators determined the boy’s remains were left in the area of 155 Avenue and Castledowns Road three days earlier. Anthony’s father and his father’s girlfriend were both charged with second-degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, assault and failing to provide necessaries of life.

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READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Family of accused killer speaks out; doesn’t know if toddler was alive while at their house

Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section detectives have laid charges in connection with the death of a man who was found deceased on Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section detectives have laid charges in connection with the death of a man who was found deceased on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Global News

April 30: Homicide 16

Victim: Jake Skrepnek-Rey, 22

Where: Home near 106 Street and 61 Avenue

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Jake Myles Skrepnek-Rey was found dead in the backyard of a south Edmonton home after being stabbed during a fight. A couple of hours later, an injured man was arrested at a hospital. Jayson Lunag Bay-Ag, 32, was charged with second-degree murder.

READ MORE: 2nd-degree murder charge laid after fatal stabbing in south Edmonton

A photo of Michelle Rice and a baby that was uploaded to Facebook on March 21, 2017.
A photo of Michelle Rice and a baby that was uploaded to Facebook on March 21, 2017. CREDIT: Facebook/ Michelle Rice

March 29: Homicide 17

Victim: 11-day-old baby girl, unnamed

Where: A home near 72 Street and 83 Avenue

Cause of death: Methamphetamine overdose

What happened? Emergency crews were called to a home in southeast Edmonton, where an infant was not breathing. She was rushed to hospital, where the 11-day-old girl was pronounced dead. Toxicology tests confirmed the girl died from a lethal dose of methamphetamine. The child’s mother, 31-year-old Michelle Rice, was charged with second-degree murder.

READ MORE: Edmonton mother charged with murder after 11-day-old daughter dies of lethal dose of meth

34-year-old Walter James Jenkins.
34-year-old Walter James Jenkins. Supplied by EPS

May 20: Homicide 18

Victim: Frederick Dunn, 67

Where: Home near 135 Street and 124B Avenue

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Police were called to check on the welfare of Frederick Dunn, and arrived to find the 67-year-old dead, with obvious signs of trauma to his body. An autopsy showed he died of an “incised wound of the neck.” An arrest warrant was issued for 34-year-old Walter James Jenkins, who was arrested several days later in a field near Rimbey in central Alberta. He was charged with second-degree murder.

READ MORE: Man wanted for Edmonton murder found in ‘field in Rimbey’: police

Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Damaged glass at the scene of a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017.
Damaged glass at the scene of a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017. Wes Rosa, Global News
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017. Global News
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017. Global News
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017. Global News
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating a fatal shooting at a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street in northeast Edmonton's Clareview area. June 1, 2017. Global News

June 1: Homicide 19

Victim: Justin Nicholas Allen, 28

Where: Outside a bar in a strip mall near Hermitage Road and 40 Street

Cause of death: Gunshot wound

What happened? Justin Allen was shot after leaving a pub in north Edmonton. Police said the shooting unfolded after an argument between two groups of people in the pub, but they believe Allen had nothing to do with the original confrontation. Two men were charged with first-degree murder.

READ MORE: 2 men charged with first-degree murder after man shot outside Edmonton pub

Ambulance bay doors of the Emergency Department at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. Monday, September 22, 2014.
Ambulance bay doors of the Emergency Department at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. Monday, September 22, 2014. Fletcher Kent, Global News

June 7: Homicide 20

Victim: Tomas Echeverria-Quintana, 18

Where: Royal Alexandra Hospital, original shooting location unknown

Cause of death: Gunshot wound

What happened? Tomas Echeverria-Quintana was dropped off at the Royal Alexandra Hospital by friends after being shot. He later died in the Edmonton hospital. Police are not sure what happened before he sought medical attention.

READ MORE: Man, 18, dies after arriving at Edmonton hospital with gunshot wound

The Edmonton Police Service has released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public.
The Edmonton Police Service has released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public. Courtesy, Edmonton Police Service
The Edmonton Police Service has released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public.
The Edmonton Police Service has released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public. Courtesy, Edmonton Police Service
The Edmonton Police Service has released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public.
The Edmonton Police Service has released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public. Supplied by EPS
The Edmonton Police Service has released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public.
The Edmonton Police Service has released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public. Supplied by EPS
The Edmonton Police Service have released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public.
The Edmonton Police Service have released photos of four suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sunday in the hopes the images will bring about tips from the public. Supplied by EPS

June 11: Homicide 21

Victim: Abdullahi Nur-Abdulle, 22

Where: 7Eleven convenience store parking lot near 145 Avenue and 118 Street

Cause of death: Gunshot wound

What happened? Abdullahi Nur-Abdulle died in hospital after being shot outside a north side 7Eleven convenience store. Police released dramatic photos showing suspects brandishing firearms in broad daylight in the parking lot, where witnesses said several shots were fired before the suspects took off in a dark SUV.

READ MORE: Edmonton police release photos of suspects in connection with deadly shooting outside convenience store

Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Fire Station Number 14. June 15, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Fire Station Number 14. June 15, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017.
Edmonton police investigating at the Londonderry Heights apartment building at 7220 144 Ave. June 15, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

June 15 : Homicide 22

Victim: Clinton John Bluecloud, 29

Where: Apartment building near  72 Street and 144 Avenue

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Clinton Bluecloud was stabbed at a north Edmonton apartment. The incident happened next door to a fire hall, where someone ran over to get help from firefighters, who were first on the scene. Bluecloud was rushed to hospital in cardiac arrest and later died. Michael Barber, 48, is charged with second-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

READ MORE: Second-degree murder charge laid in fatal north Edmonton stabbing

Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017.
Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017.
Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017.
Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News
Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017.
Edmonton Police Service investigating in an alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 and 50 Street. June 16, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

June 16: Homicide 23

Victim: Brent Jonas Coates, 25

Where: An alley north of 118 Avenue, between 49 Street and 50 Street

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Brent Coates was found stabbed in an alley in northeast Edmonton’s Beverly area. A passerby flagged down police for help and EMS was called, but Coates died on scene.

READ MORE: Edmonton police seeking tips in stabbing death of 33-year-old man

EPS investigating death after body found near 125 Street and 132 Avenue on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
EPS investigating death after body found near 125 Street and 132 Avenue on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Global News

June 24: Homicide 24

Victim: Joshua Gilbert Barnes, 18

Where: Parking lot near 125 Street and 132 Avenue

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Joshua Barnes died after being found suffering from a stab wound in the Kensington Crossing shopping complex in north Edmonton. Another man was also treated for non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests were made.

READ MORE: Edmonton police investigate 6th homicide in June after 18-year-old fatally stabbed

Edmonton police investigate suspicious death in the northeast end, Friday, June 23, 2017.
Edmonton police investigate suspicious death in the northeast end, Friday, June 23, 2017. Wes Rosa, Global News
Edmonton police investigate suspicious death in the northeast end, Friday, June 23, 2017.
Edmonton police investigate suspicious death in the northeast end, Friday, June 23, 2017. Wes Rosa, Global News
Edmonton police investigate suspicious death in the northeast end, Friday, June 23, 2017.
Edmonton police investigate suspicious death in the northeast end, Friday, June 23, 2017. Kent Morrison, Global News

June 23: Homicide 25

Victim: Ashton Cardinal, 17

Where: Parkridge Estates apartment complex parking lot, near 29 Street and 116A Avenue

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Ashton Cardinal was stabbed in the parking lot of his Rundle Park-area apartment, where he lived with his family. Police said a fight with weapons broke out in the middle of the night and Cardinal was fatally wounded. Three people were charged with second-degree murder.

READ MORE: ‘24 hour eviction notice’: Edmonton mom of murdered son told to move

The body of a man was found at 109 Street and 104 Avenue in downtown Edmonton the morning of July 2, 2017.
The body of a man was found at 109 Street and 104 Avenue in downtown Edmonton the morning of July 2, 2017. Sarah Kraus, Global News

July 2: Homicide 26

Victim: Mahamoud Mahdi Nur, 25

Where: Shot near Jasper Avenue and 116 Street, found dead several blocks away in the intersection of 109 Street and 104 Avenue

Cause of death: Gunshot wound

What happened? Mahamoud Mahdi Nur, along with two other people, was shot on Jasper Avenue near 116 Street. He was being rushed to hospital when he “was ejected from the vehicle due to it travelling at a high rate of speed.” Nur was found dead on the road near 109 Street and 104 Avenue. Just hours earlier, thousands of people gathered nearby to watch Canada Day fireworks, and the streets were still filled with people celebrating when the shooting happened.

READ MORE: Man found dead near MacEwan University after shooting on Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton

Edmonton police vehicles are parked outside an apartment building in the Beverly neighbourhood, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Edmonton police vehicles are parked outside an apartment building in the Beverly neighbourhood, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Geoff Stickle, Global News

July 5: Homicide 27

Victim: Jordin Amber Aksidan, 21

Where: Apartment building near 119 Avenue and 34 Street

Cause of death: Gunshot wound

What happened? Jordin Aksidan was shot in a Beverly-area apartment building and died in hospital. Two days later, police responded to an assault at the same apartment where Aksidan was shot, and a person was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not say if the two incidents were related.

READ MORE: Edmonton police identify woman found dead in Beverly, say she was shot to death

EPS, Edmonton Police Service
Edmonton Police Service vehicle. Global News

July 12: Homicide 28

Victim: Unknown male, 38

Where: Evergreen Mobile Home Park

Cause of death: Blunt force trauma

What happened? The victim and a 26-year-old got into a fight at a home in the northeast Edmonton mobile home park, and the 38-year-old sustained life-threatening head injuries. He was taken to hospital, where he died three days later. No charged were laid and the victim’s name was not released.

READ MORE: No charges laid in Edmonton’s 28th homicide: Police

A man was found dead at the Cloverdale Apartments building (10125 153 St.) Friday morning. July 21, 2017.
A man was found dead at the Cloverdale Apartments building (10125 153 St.) Friday morning. July 21, 2017. Credit: Google Streetview

July 21: Homicide 29

Victim: James Joel Dunham, 40

Where: Apartment building  near 101 Avenue and 153 Street

Cause of death:  Gunshot wounds

What happened? Police were called to a weapons complaint at Cloverdale Apartments on 153 Street near 101 Avenue in the Canora neighbourhood. Officers arrived to find Dunham dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

READ MORE: Shooting death in west Edmonton deemed homicide

Police were called around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to the area of 118 Avenue and 54 Street, where a fatal stabbing happened. August 2, 2017.
Police were called around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to the area of 118 Avenue and 54 Street, where a fatal stabbing happened. August 2, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Aug. 2: Homicide 30

Victim: Unknown man, 49

Where: A home near 118 Avenue and 54 Street.

Cause of death: Stab wounds

What happened? Police were called around 3:30 a.m. to a weapons complaint in the Newton neighbourhood. Officers arrived to find a man had been stabbed.

READ MORE: Fatal stabbing under investigation in northeast Edmonton neighbourhood

Investigators believe the suspect vehicle is a 1998-2003 red, two door Ford Escort.
Investigators believe the suspect vehicle is a 1998-2003 red, two door Ford Escort. Courtesy/Edmonton Police Service

Aug. 5: Homicide 31

Victim: Peter Penac, 31

Where: Near 130 Street and 129 Avenue

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds

What happened? Peter Penac, 31, was shot while sitting in his vehicle near 130 Street and 129 Avenue at around 9:50 p.m.

READ MORE: Edmonton police looking for suspect vehicle after man shot dead in car

Five-month-old Hunter Brown.
Five-month-old Hunter Brown. Supplied to Global News

Aug. 22: Homicide 32

Victim: Hunter Brown, five-months-old

Where: 1040 Armitage Crescent

Cause of death:  Smoke inhalation

What happened? Baby Hunter died of smoke inhalation after his family’s home in southwest Edmonton was set on fire in what investigators said was arson. Investigators believe the fire started when outdoor patio furniture was purposely set on fire near the front door of the home in the Ambleside neighbourhood. Bronson Woycenko, 19, and Jessica Tammerand, 18, were charged in the incident.

READ MORE: Murder charges laid in Edmonton house fire that claimed life of baby boy

Police say they are investigating a suspicious death in northwest Edmonton after a man’s body was discovered in a strip mall parking lot at 142 Street and Yellowhead Trail early Saturday morning.
Police say they are investigating a suspicious death in northwest Edmonton after a man’s body was discovered in a strip mall parking lot at 142 Street and Yellowhead Trail early Saturday morning. Kim Smith/ Global News

Aug. 26: Homicide 33

Victim: Shardi Abdi Hassan, 23

Where: Parking lot near 142 Street and Yellowhead Trail

Cause of death:  Gunshot wounds

What happened? Hassan was found slumped over in the front seat of a taxi after being shot.

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Police said officers responded to a “check on welfare” call at a building in the area of 144 Avenue and 88A Street. They said Maurice’s body was found inside a suite that she did not live in.
Police said officers responded to a “check on welfare” call at a building in the area of 144 Avenue and 88A Street. They said Maurice’s body was found inside a suite that she did not live in. Sarah Kraus/ Global News

Sept. 1: Homicide 34

Victim: Valerie Maurice, 29

Where: Apartment building near 144 Avenue and 88A Street

Cause of death: Strangulation

What happened? Police were called to an apartment suite in the city’s northeast, where Maurice’s body was found inside a suite that she did not live in. A Canada-wide warrant was issued for 49-year-old Gregory Christopher Tessman, who was arrested at a homeless shelter on downtown Vancouver’s East Hastings Street.

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According to police, officers were called to a home in the area of 112 Avenue and 94 Street just after 6 p.m. after neighbours reported hearing a gunshot.
According to police, officers were called to a home in the area of 112 Avenue and 94 Street just after 6 p.m. after neighbours reported hearing a gunshot. Nathan Gross/ Global News

Sept. 13: Homicide 35

Victim: Nexhmi “Nick” Nuhi, 76

Where: A multi-unit home near 112 Avenue and 94 Street

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds

What happened? Police officers found the body of 76-year-old Nexhmi “Nick” Nuhi in a common area of the home, after he was shot.

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Police investigate a suspicious death in north Edmonton on Sept. 18, 2017. Officers responded to a home in the area of 111 Avenue and 94 Street at around 2 p.m. after someone called 911 for “police assistance,” police said.
Police investigate a suspicious death in north Edmonton on Sept. 18, 2017. Officers responded to a home in the area of 111 Avenue and 94 Street at around 2 p.m. after someone called 911 for “police assistance,” police said. Eric Beck/ Global News

Sept. 18: Homicide 36

Victim: Blayne Joseph Burnstick, 25

Where: A multi-unit home near 112 Avenue and 94 Street

Cause of death: Gunshot wound

What happened? Blayne Burnstick was fatally shot at a rooming house near Commonwealth Stadium in north-central Edmonton. Police said he did not live there. Burnstick died at the same home where 76-year-old Nexhmi “Nick” Nuhi was shot to death the previous week.

READ MORE: Edmonton police investigate 2nd suspicious death at same residence in less than a week

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Edmonton police investigating a suspicious death after a body was found on 37 Street, north of 118 Avenue, in northeast Edmonton’s Beverly area. Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Dave Carels, Global News

Sept. 19: Homicide 37

Victim: Spiros Jerry Tziklas, 50

Where: 37 Street, north of 118 Avenue, in the Beacon Heights neighbourhood

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Spiros Tziklas was found dead in a car in north Edmonton after being stabbed. Police were initially called to what was thought to be a single-vehicle crash, however, officers arrived to find Tziklas’s wounds were not consistent with ones that would be sustained in a collision. His body was later seen laying on the street beside the vehicle. No suspects were identified.

READ MORE: Edmonton police identify man found dead in vehicle, say he was stabbed to death

Edmonton Police Service homicide detectives are investigating after a man’s body was dug up from under a garage near 118 Avenue and 96 Street in north Edmonton. September 30, 2017.
Edmonton Police Service homicide detectives are investigating after a man’s body was dug up from under a garage near 118 Avenue and 96 Street in north Edmonton. September 30, 2017. Julia Wong, Global News

Sept. 30: Homicide 38

Victim: Derek James Winnig, 42

Where: Buried under  the floor of a garage near 118 Avenue and 96 Street.

Cause of death: Unknown

What happened? Derek Winnig was reported missing to police in May. Four months later, his body was dug up from under a back alley garage near 118 Avenue and 96 Street. Police said his body was buried about seven feet down in the ground. The Medical Examiner is still working to determine how he died.

READ MORE: Man found buried under Edmonton garage identified

Edmonton Police badge is seen during a police memorial parade in Ottawa Sunday September 26, 2010. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon
Edmonton Police badge is seen during a police memorial parade in Ottawa Sunday September 26, 2010. The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon The Canadian Press Images/Francis Vachon

Feb. 28/ Oct. 3: Homicide 39

Victim: Unknown 39-year-old man from Sherwood Park

Where: Parking lot near Gateway Boulevard and 43 Avenue

Cause of death: Fentanyl overdose

What happened? On Feb. 28, a 39-year-old man from Sherwood Park was found dead, slumped over inside a vehicle in the area of Gateway Boulevard and 43 Avenue in Edmonton. On Cct. 3, Jamie Michael Dixon, 33, of Edmonton, was arrested and was charged with manslaughter and three counts of trafficking.

READ MORE: Manslaughter charge laid in Sherwood Park man’s fentanyl overdose death

Nov. 8: Homicide 40

Victim: Unknown 59-year-old man

Where: Home near 87 Avenue and 178 Street

Cause of death: Stab wound

What happened? Police were called to a disturbance at a home in west Edmonton, where a man found with a stab wound was found and who later died in hospital. Laurie Cunningham, 60, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with second-degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon.

READ MORE: Woman charged with murder in Edmonton’s 40th homicide of 2017