Man found unconscious in downtown Edmonton dies, homicide detectives investigating

A file photo of an Edmonton police service vehicle.
A file photo of an Edmonton police service vehicle. File/Global News

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published on June 7 after Edmonton police issued a news release about the man’s death. It was updated on June 11 after the autopsy was completed.

The death of a man who was found injured and unconscious in downtown Edmonton last week on has been ruled a homicide.

An autopsy was completed on Tuesday, and while the death was determined to be a homicide, police said the cause of death would not be revealed “to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.”

The man died on June 7, two days after officers found him unconscious and suffering from “significant injuries” in downtown Edmonton, police said.

On Friday, police identified the man as 24-year-old Jeremy Morrison and said he died in hospital earlier in the day.

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Morrison was spotted by a beat officer in the area of 106 Avenue and 96 Street at about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. He was then taken to hospital by paramedics in critical condition.

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Police said homicide detectives are still looking for tips and hope to speak with anyone who may have been in the area of 106 Avenue and 96 Street late last Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Witnesses are urged to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

– With files from Kirby Bourne, 630 CHED