WARNING: This article contains some disturbing details.
An arrest warrant was issued across Canada for a man wanted in connection with the death of a 31-year-old woman in northeast Edmonton on Sunday.
The Edmonton Police Service issued a press release Thursday night asking for clues as to the whereabouts of Donny Nathan Meeches, 31. They said Meeches is wanted for second degree murder.
According to police, officers responded to a call about an injured woman at a home in the area of 139th Avenue and 35th Street around 8 p.m. Sunday.
“Upon arrival, officers located the woman and gave her first aid, however, she succumbed to injuries at the scene,” police said.
An autopsy was completed early Thursday and confirmed that the woman was a homicide victim. Police said they have decided to hide the cause of death for “investigative reasons.”
“As the woman’s 11-year-old son was present at the time of her death, her name is withheld to protect her privacy during this difficult time,” police added.
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Police did not provide details on what investigators believe happened, but said Meeches and the woman who died “knew each other.”
Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call EPS at 780-423-4567 or 377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.p3tips.com/250.
The police warn that they consider Meeches to be dangerous and that they should not approach him.
He is described as being five foot five and weighing 175 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has several tattoos on his face, neck, arms, and hands. Police said he was last seen wearing dark pants, a long-sleeved white T-shirt and a dark jacket.
EPS said they believe Meeches has ties to Manitoba and British Columbia.
Click here to see a video of Meeches. Photos of the suspect can be seen below.
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