Suspect in west Edmonton death arrested

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has arrested a 38-year-old man wanted in relation to a west Edmonton death that took place last month.

Brandon Letendre, 38, who was wanted for second degree murder in relation to the death of Elijah Cleaver, 32, was arrested by West Branch officers yesterday evening and remains in custody at this time.

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Background

On Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 at approximately 8 a.m., West Branch officers responded to a disturbance call at a multi-unit residence in the area of 102 Avenue and 158 Street. Upon arrival, officers located an injured male in his 30s. EMS responded, however, the male succumbed to his injuries on scene.

The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on the male on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, and determined that Elijah Cleaver, 32, died as a result of a stab wound and the manner of death was homicide.

Investigators subsequently issued a warrant for the arrest of Brandon Letendre, 38, for second degree murder.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: H22R026-2

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