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Investigation into suspicious death in NE apartment underway
Published Monday, July 29, 2013 6:56AM MDT
Last Updated Monday, July 29, 2013 6:47PM MDT
Homicide detectives spent several hours on the scene of a suspicious death in northeast Edmonton first thing Monday morning.
Police responded to a disturbance call, near 34 Street and 115 Avenue, shortly after 2:00 a.m. It’s believed a fight broke out in an apartment suite, and turned deadly – a man was found suffering from serious injuries.
“We don’t believe this was random, but there was a group that were acquainted, that were known to each other and an altercation broke out,” EPS Spokesperson Clair Seyler said.
“EMS attempted to revive the male, who is believed to be in his 30s, however he succumbed to his injuries,” says Inspector Chad Tawfik, Duty Officer. “EPS Homicide Section Detectives are investigating the suspicious death and will continue to follow up on information pertaining to the hours leading up to the man’s death.”
Residents of the building said they have had to use side doors in their building – and it’s believed the incident happened on the third floor.
Officials with the Medical Examiner’s office removed the body of the 31-year-old deceased man later Monday afternoon.
It’s believed everyone inside the apartment suite at the time knew each other, but they don’t have a suspect.
CTV News has learned Greg Pratt, 31, is the man who died in that apartment suite.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-423-4567 or #377 on a mobile phone.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
With files from David Ewasuk