Murder detectives investigate man’s body found in burnt house in northeast Edmonton – Edmonton | The Canadian News

The Edmonton Police Department’s homicide department is investigating after a man’s body was found in a burned-out house in northeast Edmonton.

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services called police about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after the scene of a suspected fire at a home in the vicinity of 118 Avenue and 79 Street.

A man’s body 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 tests are needed to determine the cause and manner of Russell’s death.

The investigation was taken over by the EPS homicide division.

Police are hoping to speak to anyone who may have had 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 the EPS at 780-423-4567 or # 377 from a cell phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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