September 7, 2019 12:06 am
Updated: September 7, 2019 1:46 pm

Homicide detectives probe possible human remains found in south Edmonton

WATCH ABOVE: Homicide detectives were called in Friday night after what police believe to be human remains were discovered in the area of 84 Street and 64 Avenue in south Edmonton.


Homicide detectives were called out on Friday evening to investigate what police believe to be human remains discovered in south Edmonton.

Police were called to the area of 84 Street and 64 Avenue at around 7:15 p.m.

Christopher Field said he was walking his dogs in the area when his Labrador Shepherd Cailey went into a nearby treed area.

The dog came out of the bush with a large bone, Field said.

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“I think she was more or less in the middle of the bush, of the treed area. She was in there for quite a while, for a couple of minutes at least, and that’s when she brought it out,” Field explained.

He immediately called police. When officers arrived, they cordoned off the treed area with police tape, Field said.

“This is really close to home. We’ve walked by there every day for the last six years and nothing like this has ever happened. So for her to bring this out from the trees was a real shocker,” Field said.

“It’s kind of scary. Who knows what’s going to happen when you leave your door.”

Watch below: Homicide detectives were called to a location in south Edmonton on Friday evening to investigate what police believe to be human remains. Sarah Komadina reports.

Staff Sgt. Ashley Emerson with the Edmonton Police Service said police believe the remains are human.

On Saturday morning, police told Global News that investigators now believe the remains had been at the site for quite some time and that the person’s death does not appear to be suspicious.

They also said they are making progress on the identity of the person whose remains were found.

Christopher Field’s Labrador Shepherd Cailey.

Courtesy, Christopher Field

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