WARNING: This article contains some disturbing details.
A Canadian-wide arrest warrant has been issued for a man wanted in connection with the death of a 31-year-old woman in northeast Edmonton on Sunday.
The Edmonton Police Department issued a press release Thursday evening asking for tips on the whereabouts of 31-year-old Donny Nathan Meeches. They said Meeches is wanted for second-degree murder.
Police said officers responded to a call about an injured woman at a residence near 139 and 35 Street Avenues around 8 p.m. Sunday.
“On arrival, officers found the woman and administered first aid, but she succumbed to her injuries on the spot,” police said.
An autopsy was completed earlier on Thursday and confirmed the woman was a murder victim. Police said they have decided not to disclose 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 not being disclosed to protect his privacy during this difficult time,” police added.
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Police did not give details of what investigators believe may have happened, but said Meeches and the woman who died were “known to each other”.
Anyone with whereabouts information is asked to call EPS at 780-423-4567 or call #377 from a cell phone. Anonymous information may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.p3tips.com/250.
Police warn that they consider Meeches dangerous and that he should not be approached.
He is described as being about five feet-10 and 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 white long-sleeved top and a dark jacket.
The EPS noted that they believe Meeches has ties to Manitoba and British Columbia.
Click here to see a video of Meeches. Photos of the suspect can be viewed below.
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