Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service’s Homicide Section has taken over an investigation into the death of Efriem Abebe Alatah, 25, of Edmonton, whose body was discovered April 6th in a burnt vehicle in Sturgeon County just outside of Edmonton city boundaries.
RCMP Major Crimes and Morinville RCMP undertook their initial investigation at Range Road 242 (66 Street) just south of Township Road 542 on the morning of Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
In consultation with the RCMP, however, the investigation has since been transitioned to the EPS Homicide Section, as a result of the incident’s strong links to Edmonton.
An autopsy was completed on the deceased Wednesday by the Edmonton Medical Examiner, which confirmed the manner of death to be homicide. Cause of death, however, is not being released at this time for investigative purposes.
EPS Homicide Section investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Alatah’s 2012 black Jeep Grand Cherokee (similar to the stock image below) with a possible Alberta licence plate, CHX8636.
Anyone with information surrounding the whereabouts of this vehicle and/or those responsible for this homicide is urged to contact 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 #: H21R007
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