Edmonton Investigators continue to seek tips in fatal stabbing; police release name of deceased

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section continues to investigate the death of a man who was stabbed to death Friday morning.

On Friday, June 16, 2017, a male flagged down a passing police vehicle in the area of 118 Avenue and 50 Street just before 3:30 a.m. to report that another male, Brent Jonas Coates, 25, had been stabbed in a nearby alley. Police located the injured male and called for EMS; however, he died on scene.

“We would like to speak with anyone who had contact with Brent in the days leading up to his death,” says Staff. Sgt. Duane Hunter of the EPS Homicide Section. “We continue to encourage anyone who has information about this homicide to contact police.”

This was Edmonton’s 23rd homicide of 2017.

Anyone with information about what led up to this death, or about the suspects, is asked 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.

Previous report from this case:

Edmonton Homicide detectives investigate fatal stabbing – UPDATED

Edmonton Police Service

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