UPDATE: Autopsy confirms New Year’s Eve suspicious death in Edmonton is a homicide

Edmonton, Alberta – An autopsy conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiner has confirmed that the death of a 31-year-old male on Dec. 31, 2021 is a homicide.

At approximately 3:35 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, police responded to a trouble unknown call at a residence near 120 Avenue and 93 Street in northwest Edmonton.

Upon arrival, EPS members discovered Sheldon Johnson, 31, deceased inside the residence. Cause of death is not being released at this time for investigative purposes.

Sheldon Johnson, 31
Sheldon Johnson, 31

EPS Homicide Section detectives continue to investigate and are releasing a photo of Mr. Johnson in an attempt to generate some tips regarding the suspect(s) responsible for his death.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide 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 #: H21R050-1

“Dedicated to Protect, Proud to Serve”

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