Edmonton: Autopsy results confirm death of male is homicide

Edmonton, Alberta – The death of a 47-year-old male that took place in central Edmonton last week is being investigated as a homicide.

On Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, Downtown patrol officers responded to a report of a deceased male inside an apartment suite at 93 Street and 104 Avenue.

An autopsy took place yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, and the Edmonton Medical Examiner determined that Derek Cowan, 47, died as a result of being stabbed.

Edmonton Police Vehicle
Edmonton Police Vehicle

Homicide Section continues to investigate.

Anyone with information about Cowan’s death is asked to please 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.p3tips.com/250.

MRU #: H19R024-1

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