The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is investigating the discovery of a man’s body in a burnt-out home in northeast Edmonton.
Around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Edmonton Fire and Rescue Services called police to the scene of a suspicious fire at a home in the 118th Avenue and 79th Street area.
The body of a man was found inside the building.
An autopsy was performed on Tuesday. The victim was identified by Edmonton police as 32-year-old Thomas Richard Russell.
Police said Wednesday that further testing was needed to determine the cause and circumstances of Russell’s death.
The investigation was taken over by the homicide section of the EPS.
Police hope to speak to anyone who has been in contact with Russell in the past week or who may have information about his death or the fire.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a cell phone. Anonymous information may be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or in line.
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