UPDATE: Edmonton Police release photos of suspect vehicle and seek tips; autopsy confirms weekend death as homicide

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is releasing photos of the suspect vehicle allegedly involved in the death of a man found in a parking lot over the weekend.

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At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017, police were called to a parking lot in Kensington Crossing, in the area of 125 Street and 132 Avenue, after a passerby located two males with obvious signs of trauma. Joshua Gilbert Barnes, 18, was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS and the other male was treated and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Homicide detectives are now releasing photos of the vehicle suspected to be involved in the homicide of Barnes.

“We believe this vehicle was occupied by a group of males,” says Staff Sgt. Colin Derksen of the EPS Homicide Section. “We urge anyone who has information about this vehicle or the group of male suspects who were seen in the Kensington Square parking lot around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 to contact police.”

An autopsy was conducted this morning, Monday, June 19, 2017 and the Edmonton Medical Examiner determined Barnes died as a result of a stab wound. The manner of death is deemed homicide.

Suspect vehicle (front)
Suspect vehicle (front)
Suspect vehicle (side)
Suspect vehicle (side)
Suspect vehicle (rear)
Suspect vehicle (rear)

Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle or what led up to this homicide 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 police report from this case:

Edmonton Police investigate suspicious death after male found dead in parking lot

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