More charges laid in death of man found east of Edmonton, police still seek 7th ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect
UPDATE: On March 28, 2019, the RCMP renewed a plea for tips as they search for Nyabirungu, who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. They also issued two new photos of him in the hope that someone will recognize him and contact police.
Two more people have now been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Aldane Mesquita, whose body was found east of Edmonton last summer.
According to police, Mesquita’s body was found on a rural property in Strathcona County on Sept. 13, 2018. His death was ruled a homicide on Dec. 20.
In a news release issued on Tuesday, the RCMP said 30-year-old Tyson Richard Clark, who is currently in the Drumheller Institution, and 30-year-old Jean Leon Musoni of Edmonton have been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection with the death.
The charges against Clark and Musoni mean six people have now been charged in relation to the incident; Omar Abdirizak, Omar Clement Fofie and Roger Rurangwa have also been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, and aggravated assault while Mohammed Jawara has been charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping.
Police are still looking for 35-year-old Christian Nyabirungu of Edmonton. He is wanted for first-degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault.
Nyabirungu is six-foot-two and 240 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
“Nyabirungu has ties to Edmonton, North Battleford, Sask., and has family in Montréal,” the RCMP said in a news release. “If you come into contact with this individual, please do not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous.”
Anyone with information about Nyabirungu’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Strathcona County RCMP detachment at 780-467-7749. Tips can also be anonymously submitted by contacting Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 or online.
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