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Homicide Unit investigating suspicious deaths in southeast Edmonton
Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:50PM MST
Last Updated Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:55AM MST
Investigators with the Edmonton Police Service Homicide Unit were on the scene of two suspicious deaths in the city’s southeast Wednesday afternoon.
Acting Insp, David Demarco told CTV News that a resident of the Charlesworth neighbourhood saw a vehicle in the area of Charlesworth Drive and 39 Street SW at about 1:25 p.m., with two males inside who appeared to be in distress.
When officers arrived, they found two deceased males inside the vehicle.
The EPS Homicide Unit was investigating because the deaths appeared to be suspicious.
“All available resources have been front-loaded to try and identify any motive associated to it, any other potential victim, that we’re not sure, and those responsible,” Demarco said.
Few other details were released Wednesday afternoon, including details on possible suspects.
Investigators on the scene were also grappling with high winds – which prompted police to block off roads in and out of the neighbourhood in an effort to preserve evidence.
“Unfortunately it’s a crime scene in some horrible weather, we have a very unfortunate wind that’s making our crime scene very difficult to deal with so until we’re able to lock that scene down and preserve the scene as best we can for the recovery of evidence…,” Demarco said.
Police have since reopened the area to the public.