Police confirm homicide man found dead at oil concession site north of Edmonton – Edmonton
An autopsy has confirmed the man found dead after a fire broke out at an oil concession site in Sturgeon County last month was the victim of a homicide, the Edmonton Police Department said on Wednesday .
“The cause of death is withheld for investigation,” police said in a press release, noting that the autopsy took place on November 24.
On Monday, November 22, officers from the Morinville RCMP detachment found human remains at the site of a fire in the area of Township Road 580 between Range 243 and 244. Homicide detectives said that the remains were later those of Cody Sinclair. , 30, reported missing on November 18.
“Sinclair was reportedly last seen on Monday, November 8, 2021, after being released from the Royal Alexandra Hospital (in Edmonton) around 10:30 pm,” police said last month. “Investigators later learned that he was also seen in the Prince Charles neighborhood on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Police have had no further evidence of life since that date.”
Sinclair’s disappearance has been viewed as out of character, and family, friends and police have expressed concern for his safety.
While the EPS said its detectives were working closely on the case with the Alberta RCMP Major Crime Unit, the EPS Homicide Section is now leading the investigation.
Police have not said if they have a suspect or suspects in connection with Sinclair’s death.
Anyone with information about Sinclair’s homicide or disappearance is asked to call EPS at 780-423-4567 or 377 from a cell phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.p3tips.com/250.
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