UPDATE: EPS takes over homicide investigation from Strathcona County RCMP

Edmonton, Alberta – The EPS Homicide Section has assumed responsibility for a homicide investigation involving a 28-year-old male, whose body was discovered Monday in Strathcona County.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, Strathcona County RCMP members were dispatched to a residential address near Wye Road in the Wye Cliff residential subdivision, after a body was discovered outside by area residents.

Upon arrival, RCMP members were led to the body of a deceased male later identified as 28-year-old Justin Cole Larocque. RCMP investigators subsequently determined Mr. Larocque had recently attended an Edmonton residence near 109 Avenue and 97 Street.

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, EPS Homicide Section detectives assumed responsibility for the investigation, and the file officially transitioned from the Sherwood Park RCMP to EPS.

An autopsy conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiner earlier today has confirmed the manner of death to be homicide. The cause of death is being withheld at this time for investigative purposes.

Anyone with information regarding this suspicious death 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 #: H21R049

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BACKGROUND

Sherwood Park, Alberta – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has taken over carriage of found human remains investigation in Strathcona County.

On Dec. 27, 2021, Strathcona RCMP located the human remains of a deceased man in a rural subdivision off of Hwy 21 near Wye Road.

The circumstances surrounding the death of this individual and their found remains are believed to be suspicious. Investigators do not believe there is any threat to public safety as it relates to this suspicious death.

No further information will be provided until after an autopsy can be performed.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigates found human remains in Strathcona County
RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigates found human remains in Strathcona County

Anyone with information on the circumstances of this incident are asked to contact the Strathcona RCMP at 780-467-7749. 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.

Strathcona RCMP

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