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.
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.
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.
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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