Man stabbed to death outside south Edmonton apartment building victim of homicide
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.
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.
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.
Anyone with information on either death is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
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