April 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Updated: April 17, 2018 8:19 pm

Body found by utility workers in northeast Edmonton identified as missing man

A man's body was found near 175 Avenue and 57 Street on April 16, 2018.

Albert Delitala, Global News

Police say a man found dead in a new residential area of northeast Edmonton on Monday was a missing person last seen alive in November.

The man’s body was found lying on the ground near 175 Avenue and 57 Street at about 1:30 p.m. Investigators said the death was considered suspicious.

Forensic investigators are processing the scene and the homicide section is leading the investigation.

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On Tuesday evening, police identified the man as 41-year-old Chad Stevenson, who was last seen in the Cy Becker neighbourhood on Nov. 7, 2017 and reported missing by his family.

Stevenson’s vehicle, a 2006 maroon Pontiac Montana, was recovered on March 20, 2018, near 51 Street and 162 Avenue.

READ MORE: Northeast Edmonton investigation tied to missing persons case: police 

At that time, an extensive police investigation began in the Hollick-Kenyon neighbourhood, in relation to an “ongoing missing persons investigation,” officers said on March 21. Police said they processing the area around the van for further evidence.

An autopsy has not yet been scheduled, police said Tuesday.

Anyone with information about Stevenson’s death is asked to call Edmonton police at 780-423-4567.

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