AB RCMP Major Crimes seek public assistance in suspicious death investigation near Leduc – Update #2

Leduc, Alberta – In an effort to further the investigation into what has been determined to be a homicide, the RCMP Major Crimes Unit are providing more information and continue to seek public assistance.

Kaleel Trotman (21), was last seen in the 32nd Street area of Edmonton on the morning of Nov. 13, 2020. At some point he travelled to Leduc where he was located deceased on the morning of Nov. 14.

An autopsy was conducted on Nov. 18, and the determination was that Kaleel Trotman was shot, and he was the victim of homicide.

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigators believe that there are people who know who Kaleel was associating with prior to his death. Anyone with information is asked to please come forward and contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Kaleel Trotman (21), was last seen in the 32nd Street area of Edmonton on the morning of Nov. 13, 2020.
(RCMP) Kaleel Trotman (21), was last seen in the 32nd Street area of Edmonton on the morning of Nov. 13, 2020.

Update #1

Nov. 16, 2020

AB RCMP Major Crimes seek public assistance in suspicious death investigation near Leduc – Update

Leduc, Alta. – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into the suspicious death of a 21-year-old male, which was reported on Nov. 14. Public assistance is now being sought about an incident reported in Wetaskiwin on Nov. 14 that the RCMP have reason to believe may be related to the death.

At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, the Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to a complaint of an agitated male, in traffic, at the intersection of Highway 2A and Highway 13, north of Wetaskiwin. It is believed that the male may have been driven and dropped off near that location. The male is described as:

– Black

– Approximately 5’7” tall / 168 lbs.

– Black dreadlocks

– Wearing a grey overcoat with a black hat

– Carrying a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident, or this man’s previous activities. If any motorist has dash cam footage in the area of Highway 2A and Highway 13 north of Wetaskiwin between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 14, please contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7279 or your local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Background:

Nov. 15, 2020

AB RCMP Major Crimes seek public assistance in suspicious death investigation near Leduc

Leduc, Alta. – On Nov. 14, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Leduc RCMP received a 911 call that a male had been located, believed to be deceased, in a field south of Leduc near 38 Avenue adjacent to Secondary Highway 2A.

Leduc RCMP attended the scene and it was determined that the circumstances of the male’s death were suspicious. Alberta RCMP Major Crimes have taken over carriage of this investigation into the suspicious death of the 21-year-old male from Edmonton. The identity of the male will not be released.

An autopsy for the victim is scheduled at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton later this week.

Leduc RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident, any suspicious activity in this area and/or if anyone has dash cam footage in the area of Highway 2A near 38 avenue (also described as area near the Leduc exit from QEII Highway onto Highway 2A) between Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at 11 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at 11:45 a.m., are asked to please contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7279 or your local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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