Charges laid in 2002 Edmonton homicide
EDMONTON -- An Edmonton man was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection to an 18-year-old homicide.
A roommate found the body of Michael Thomas Longmore, 59, under a bed in a home at 99 Street and 86 Avenue on May 9, 2002 — five days after he went missing.
In January 2019, the EPS Historical Crimes Section reviewed Longmore’s death and resubmitted evidence for more forensic testing.
Results identified a DNA profile, and on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, EPS arrested 66-year-old Denis Laframboise and charged him with second-degree murder.
“Given Mr. Laframboise was one of the last people known to be in contact with the deceased, he was a person of interest in the investigation, but at the time, as the investigation progressed, they lacked the evidence to move forward with any sort of charges,” Staff Sgt. Ryan Tebb said.
“Circumstantially they knew Mr. Laframboise was involved in the investigation but they had no physical evidence to tie him to the actual murder.”
Created in 2018, the EPS Historical Crimes Section employs four homicide detectives with a caseload of 202 unsolved murders dating back to 1938.