Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section has confirmed new rewards for information that will lead investigators to arrests and charges in connection to five additional homicide investigations.
The $40,000 reward funds were confirmed and announced at a recent Edmonton Police Commission meeting. The rewards are being made available to the general public for a three-year period.
“We’re hopeful these reward moneys will be the impetus to motivate someone to come forward with critical information that will significantly advance these investigations,” said EPS Homicide Staff Sgt. Duane Hunter.
“Most importantly, however, our priority as investigators is to deliver some answers to family members and loved ones who have struggled with the nightmare of not knowing what happened to their loved ones for far too long.”
There are currently 36 rewards of $40,000 being offered in connection with unsolved homicides, including these five new rewards. EPS Homicide Reward List.
The five new $40,000 rewards are being offered in connection with the following homicide investigations:
Dylan Koshman, 21, disappeared on Oct. 11, 2008 from a residence near 104 Street and 33 Avenue. The circumstances of his disappearance are suspicious. He has not been heard from or seen since that date. Homicide Section has since taken over the investigation.
David Labelle, 30, was murdered on Nov. 2, 2014, in a residence near 133 Street and 155 Ave. There were several people present at the time the incident.
Robert Loyer, 46, was murdered May 5, 2016. He was found seriously injured in the area of 106 Avenue and 96 Street, and later died in hospital, as a result of injuries consistent with blunt force trauma. At that time, several persons were seen fleeing the area where the assault occurred.
Gherezghiher (Gary) Yemane
Gary Yemane, 63, was murdered May 27, 2016, while out for an evening walk in northeast Edmonton. Investigators believe Yemane was randomly targeted and shot multiple times in the area of Ozerna Road.
Leonardo Duran Ibanez
Leonardo Ibanez, 42, of Colombia, was murdered on Nov. 13, 2016. Ibanez was walking home late at night with a friend in the area of 119 Avenue and 97 Street, when he was confronted by a group of males and females. He was physically assaulted and died in hospital as a result of his injuries.
Anyone who has information about these investigations is encouraged to contact the EPS 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 at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.
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