Police Say Body was Pulled from River Valley Adjacent to Jasper Avenue

A body was seen being taken into an ambulance moments ago off of Jasper Ave.

Police has informed bystanders that who is believed to be a homeless man, was found passed away in the river valley adjacent to the ultimate east end of Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton moments ago.

Police inform that there is no suspicious activity believed to be the cause of the man’s death.

The right lane of Jasper Avenue heading east was seen completely blocked off by numerous emergency vehicles.

Roughly 30 to 40 bystanders were seen across the street of the incident, wondering what all of the commotion was about.

Photos of the incident:
Captured from the adjacent service road // Jody Mitoma
Captured from the adjacent service road // Jody Mitoma
Captured from the adjacent service road // Jody Mitoma
Captured from the adjacent service road // Jody Mitoma
Captured from the adjacent service road // Jody Mitoma
Captured from the adjacent service road // Jody Mitoma
Captured from balcony of nearby apartment complex // Kayla Shapka
Captured from balcony of nearby apartment complex // Kayla Shapka

As to be expected, no name has been released at this time. For now, all we can do is wait for an official media release from our Edmonton Police Service.

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This article will be updated when this information becomes available.

 

To the man’s family, our deepest condolences to you and yours. May he rest in peace.


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    • Lyz Chekowski
      July 25, 2016 at 10:33 PM
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      My mothers friend looked homeless by what she wore, and she was not. To boot the woman had $$$$. Looks can be deceiving.

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    • Travis Millar
      July 25, 2016 at 10:23 PM
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      Probably looked at the signs. What was he wearing, did he have proper ID, was he pushing a shopping cart? It’s pretty easy to figure out.

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    • Rose Krezanoski
      July 25, 2016 at 10:53 PM
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      Ive also known people who have money who chose to live basically in poverty & only what they truly needed.

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    • Todd Moffatt
      July 26, 2016 at 2:40 AM
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      I lived in that area for a few years and the police that work that area are familiar with the local homeless. They know most of their names and situations.

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    • Paulette Kopp
      July 26, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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      there are many signs beyond what they are wearing. Many times it is that residence or police or other homeless have seen or interacted with him. Might not know his full name. Many homeless go by nicknames.

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  • Alyanna Marie Patterson
    July 25, 2016 at 10:40 PM
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    When I see news of a homeless person, found dead in the river valley, I hope and pray to a god that I don’t believe in that it’s not my brother because I am in tears right now..

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  • Ruby Pruden
    July 25, 2016 at 10:41 PM
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    He has no Facebook…no I haven’t talked to anyone yes I should go to Bissell Centre or Boyle Street..I drove down there looking..thx Lyz❤ I need to know if he’s ok.. and let him know Im here for him.. I would never turn him down regardless of his lifestyle choice (s).

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  • Shawnna Andrews
    July 25, 2016 at 10:49 PM
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    This person was someone’s son….how tragic…no matter their living situation. RIP

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  • July 25, 2016 at 11:21 PM
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    Sad news. I hope he and his family are treated with dignity and respect. Rest in Peace.

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  • Lyz Chekowski
    July 25, 2016 at 10:35 PM
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    I hope you find your nephew Ruby. Maybe he left the province for warmer location. Does he have Facebook? The Stanly Milner library has computers for anyone to use. Have you tried talking to the social workers and security there. Pass his picture around.

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  • July 26, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    So sad i cannot find reports of the death anywhere else. As if no one cares that this life was lost. So sad.

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  • Julia Bryce
    July 25, 2016 at 10:41 PM
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    This appears to be south east of weac. Off of 96 street and Jasper….and, no! You not figure out homeless from not homeless!! Travis Miller! Shame on you! Many people walk around without Id…..shame on you for your statement!

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  • Julia Bryce
    July 25, 2016 at 10:46 PM
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    No one should jump to conclusions. This is not far from womens shelter….no one likes living with bed bugs at this time of year…live in the valley!! I pray whomever this is/was, was at peace.

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  • Azure Johnson
    July 25, 2016 at 10:59 PM
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    Connect with someone at Boyle Hope or Bissell. If he attends there he’ll have connected w a worker. Boyle has mobile units that checks on those away from downtown core. Also join SMILE-EDMONTON fb group to have them share info on someone you’re trying to locate.

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  • Azure Johnson
    July 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM
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    Connect with someone at Boyle Hope or Bissell. If he attends there he’ll have connected w a worker. Boyle has mobile units that checks on those away from downtown core. Also join SMILE-EDMONTON fb group to have them share info on someone you’re trying to locate.

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  • Lyn Espiritu
    July 25, 2016 at 11:34 PM
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    I dunno if you can do it here but in bc I cld call the shelters etc and leave my num if my ex ever ended up there.

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  • Ellen Hancock
    July 26, 2016 at 12:35 AM
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    Boyle will keep a message on file for him. If you drop off a phone number they may let him call, or give them a $5.00 phone card for his file.

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  • Edmonton Talks News
    July 26, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    Unfortunately, there are no further details than what has been written, Kristen.

    They did an excellent job keeping the body clear from bystander’s eye contact, which I am thankful for.

    I am so sorry.

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  • Bekah Dugas
    July 26, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    Was it another homeless Veteran? Or was it somebody who just needed a hand during a rough time but our government pushed them away to help all these new “canadian” residents? #lookatusgo #wonthelpourown

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  • Rachelle McLean
    July 26, 2016 at 9:36 AM
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    Really sad actually hopefully the figure out who he is and contact family if has any!

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  • July 27, 2016 at 8:46 AM
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    The man was brought up in a body bag, there was no way to see what he looked like or what he was wearing. I watched this entire thing from my balcony and seen it all, so clearly this reporter or just trying to get some views or feed some story that is not accurate.

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