Man stabbed to death outside south Edmonton apartment building victim of homicide

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WATCH ABOVE: It was a deadly weekend in Edmonton, with police investigating two separate homicide cases. Kendra Slugoski reports live from one scene at a south side apartment building – Jan 21, 2019

Police were investigating a suspicious death at an apartment building in the Ermineskin neighbourhood early Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the building near 24 Avenue and 104 Street for reports of a disturbance around 1:50 a.m.

When they arrived, they found a man lying on the ground outside the Ermineskin Place apartment complex.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Edmonton Police Service’s homicide unit took over the investigation.

An autopsy later confirmed Gearard Wright, 20, died from a stab wound and his death was ruled homicide.

Police tape surrounds an area outside a southwest Edmonton apartment building. Global News

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The southside death came two days after homicide detectives were called to investigate the death of a woman connected to a north Edmonton home invasion.

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On Friday night, 59-year-old Barbara Nelson died in hospital after being injured in what police believe was a targeted attack in the Montrose neighbourhood.

At least 10 police cruisers were seen in a residential part of the north Edmonton community of Montrose on Friday night. Eric Beck/Global News

Anyone with information on either death is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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