Gregory Christopher Tessman, 49, Wanted in Edmonton Murder – ARRESTED IN Vancouver

Edmonton, Alberta – Suspect wanted on Canada-wide warrant for murder arrested in Vancouver

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The man allegedly involved in the death of Valerie Maurice, 29, of Montreal was arrested this evening by the Vancouver Police Department.

Gregory Christopher Tessman, 49, was arrested downtown Vancouver on East Hastings Street at a homeless shelter this evening, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, and is charged with second degree murder.

 “I would like to thank the media for their assistance with this investigation, which ultimately led to the quick arrest of Mr. Tessman,” says Staff Sergeant Bill Clark of the EPS Homicide Section.

This is Edmonton’s 34th homicide of the year.

Homicide Section continues to investigate.

BACKGROUND

Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton Police Homicide detectives have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a male in relation to the murder of Valerie Maurice.

Gregory Christopher Tessman, 49, is arrestable for second degree murder.

Gregory Christopher Tessman, 49, was arrested downtown Vancouver on East Hastings Street at a homeless shelter this evening, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, and is charged with second degree murder.
Gregory Christopher Tessman, 49, was arrested downtown Vancouver on East Hastings Street at a homeless shelter this evening, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, and is charged with second degree murder.

Tessman is known to police.

Homicide investigators believe Maurice attended a residence in the area of 144 Avenue and 88A Street on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 around midnight.

The Edmonton Police Service has been in contact with Montreal police however, they do not believe there is direct connection to the city and her death.

It is believed Maurice frequently travelled between Montreal and Edmonton.

Anyone with information about the accused’s whereabouts 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

Northeast Division patrol officers responded to a “check on welfare” call on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at a residence in the area of 144 Avenue and 88 A Street. Upon arrival, a woman was found deceased inside a suite where she does not reside.

On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, the Edmonton Medical Examiner determined that Valerie Maurice, 29, from Montreal, died as a result of strangulation. The manner of death is homicide.

Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS has decided to release the name of the deceased as it serves an investigative purpose.

This is Edmonton’s 34th homicide in 2017.

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