American man extradited in relation to Dwayne Demkiw homicide

Edmonton, AlbertaJason Steadman, charged in the murder of Dwayne Demkiw has been extradited to Canada.


The US Federal Marshalls turned the accused over to Edmonton Police Service Homicide detectives at the Douglas border crossing in B.C. yesterday, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. He was subsequently arrested on Canada Wide Warrants for first degree murder and arson charges.

Steadman will be appearing in a Vancouver court room this morning, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

As this is an on-going investigation, no further information is available.


The Edmonton Police Service has classified the 2015 disappearance of Dwayne Demkiw as a homicide.

Investigation by the EPS Homicide Section connected Jason Steadman, a 41-year-old American citizen, to Demkiw’s disappearance. The Attorney General of Alberta and the Edmonton Police Service made a request for the extradition of Jason Steadman from the USA to Canada on a first degree murder charge.

Dwayne Demkiw was last seen leaving his place of work in the area of 149 Street and 128 Avenue at approximately 4 a.m. on May 31, 2015. Later that morning, Demkiw’s vehicle was located burning and abandoned in Calgary. His remains were found on April 5, 2016 near Innisfail, Alberta.

Demkiw’s death is considered Edmonton’s 19th homicide of 2015.

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