Homicide Section investigating suspicious death of a 24-year-old man – charges laid

Edmonton, Alberta – The EPS Homicide Section has charged a 28-year-old man in relation to the death of a male at a southwest Edmonton residence on Sunday morning, Nov. 1, 2020.

Roland Blind, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Frankie Sawan, 24. Both men were known to one another.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. There is no additional information available for release at this time.


Edmonton, Alberta – The EPS Homicide Section is investigating the death of a 24-year-old man who died early Sunday morning.

Southwest Division officers responded at 4:49 a.m. today (Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020) to a home at 104 Street and 67 Avenue on the report of an injured male. The victim was found unresponsive before officers arrived. Members performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but the man was pronounced dead in hospital.

Edmonton Police Vehicle
Edmonton Police Vehicle

A suspect was arrested a short distance away from the address. Homicide Section detectives continue to investigate.
Anyone with any information about this or any other crime 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.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: H19R030

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