Edmonton Homicide detectives seek public’s assistance in locating person of interest in connection to Friday’s suspicious death

Edmonton, Alberta – Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a person of interest in connection with the suspicious death of a male in west Edmonton Friday morning.

Investigators would like to speak with Kendall Desjarlais, 32, in connection to the death of James Joel Dunham. Police are seeking information pertaining to Desjarlais’ current whereabouts and/or his activities leading up to and/or following Dunham’s death early Friday morning. If located, members of the public are urged to not approach Desjarlais, but to contact police directly.

Dunham, 40, was found deceased in a residence near 101 Avenue and 153 Street early Friday morning. Police are also asking members of the public to come forward if they have any information regarding the activities of the deceased leading up to his death Friday morning around 5:20 a.m.

Person of Interest: Kendall Desjarlais, 32
Person of Interest: Kendall Desjarlais, 32

Anyone with information about this suspicious death 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.

Note: Every investigation is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS has decided to release the names of the deceased and a person of interest in this investigation for the following reasons: it serves an investigative purpose.

Deceased: James Joel Dunham, 40
Deceased: James Joel Dunham, 40

This report has been updated:

UPDATE: Arrest made in Edmonton summer homicide of James Joel Dunham

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