Missing male located deceased; “RCMP found human remains after extinguishing a fire on an oil lease site”

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating the homicide of a missing 30-year-old Edmonton man who was located in Sturgeon County last month.

On Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, Morinville RCMP found human remains after extinguishing a fire on an oil lease site in the area of Township Road 580 between Range Road 243 and Range Road 244.

The Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Officer completed an autopsy on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, and the cause of death is being withheld for investigative purposes. The manner of death is homicide. Working closely with the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU), EPS Homicide detectives have since confirmed the deceased to be missing male, Cody Sinclair, 30.

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EPS Homicide Section is now leading this investigation and detectives are asking anyone with information about Sinclair 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.

There is no additional information currently available.

Background Information

On Saturday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, the Edmonton Police Service issued media releases seeking the public’s assistance locating Cody Sinclair, who was initially reported missing on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Sinclair was reportedly last seen on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, after being released from the Royal Alexandra Hospital (10240 Kingsway Avenue NW) at approximately 10:30 p.m. Investigators later learned he was also seen in the Prince Charles neighbourhood on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Police have no other evidence of life since this date.

Sinclair’s disappearance was considered out of character at the time, and family, friends and police were concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: HR21046

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