Autopsy confirms Edmonton’s 30th homicide; search begins for suspect

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service continues to investigate the homicide of a male that occurred in the early morning hours on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

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The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on the 49-year-old male and determined the cause of death to be stab wounds. The manner of death is a homicide.

Homicide detectives are looking for William John Robert Monkman, 33, who is wanted for second degree murder.

Monkman is described as an Indigenous male, with black hair and has a moustache and goatee. He is about 5’8” tall and has a pierced left ear.

The public is asked not to approach Monkman. Please call police if you have information about his whereabouts.

Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS has decided not to release the name of the deceased in this investigation for the following reasons: it does not serve an investigative purpose, there is no risk to public safety and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.

Homicide detectives are looking for William John Robert Monkman, 33, who is wanted for second degree murder.
Homicide detectives are looking for William John Robert Monkman, 33, who is wanted for second degree murder.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect 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.

Background

The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is investigating a suspicious death that occurred in northeast Edmonton shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

Northeast Division patrol officers responded to a weapons complaint a residential address in the area of 118 Avenue and 54 Street.

EMS and EPS arrived and found a man suffering from a stab wound(s). EMS treated and transported a male to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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