Wednesday , October 20 2021

Update: Death of a young man in the northeast of the city is no longer seen as suspicious


Police officers and emergency crews in a field behind the Queen Elizabeth School, 9425 132 Ave. in Edmonton on Sunday, December 23, 2018, after the discovery of a dead man.

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Homicide detectives were called in to investigate after the body of a young man was discovered in a field in northeast Edmonton on Sunday, but since then there is nothing suspicious about his death.

Medical researchers believe the man, found dead in a field south of the Queen Elizabeth School, died of exposure.

The man's body was discovered around 10am Sunday. Police issued a press release saying officers believed the circumstances of the man's death were suspect.

The police recorded a large section south of the school in 9425 132 Ave., including a soccer field and tennis courts. Investigators took pictures of the scene.

However, shortly after 12:45 pm Sunday, team sergeant Paul Czerwonka said police are no longer treating the man's death as suspicious after an investigation by the coroner.

He said homicide detectives and the coroner believe the man was likely to die from the exposure. Temperatures dropped to about -12 ° C overnight.

Czerwonka said an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of the man's death.

Police said Sunday afternoon that they had not identified the man. Your age has not been released.

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