Edmonton, Alberta – The man allegedly responsible for the homicide of Frederick John Dunn, 67, was located in a field in Rimbey, Alberta last night and has been charged with murder.
“We would like to thank the citizens of Rimbey who were instrumental in passing on timely information regarding the whereabouts of Walter Jenkins,” says Staff Sgt. Bill Clark with the EPS Homicide Section.
“In addition, we would like to thank the Rimbey RCMP detachment who assisted us in the apprehension of Jenkins – this is a great example of the collaborative working relationships we have with our partners and the community.”
The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section issued a warrant on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 for the arrest of Walter James Jenkins, 34, after Dunn was located deceased in his home on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Dunn died as a result of an incised wound of the neck and investigators believe he was murdered sometime between Friday, May 12, 2017 and Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Police are still looking to speak with anyone who saw or spoke to Mr. Dunn, specifically at the Westmount Mall food court, in the days leading up to his death.
Jenkins is charged with second degree murder and breaching a probation order (x2).
“Considering Mr. Dunn did not know the accused, we are very grateful to now have Jenkins in custody,” says Clark.
Homicide detectives are in the process of interviewing the accused. No further information is available at this time.
This is Edmonton’s 18th homicide the year.
Police are asking anyone who spoke with Mr. Dunn in the days leading up to his death, 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.
RELATED POLICE REPORT:
Edmonton Police Service
“Dedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve”