60 year old inmate murdered inside Edmonton remand centre

Just after 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, Downtown Division members responded to the Edmonton Remand Centre at 96 Street and 104 Avenue regarding a suspicious death of a 60-year-old male inmate.

Early in the investigation Homicide Section was called to the scene due to the nature of the event. Investigators determined the death to be a homicide. Another inmate, Justin Caldwell Somers, 25, has been charged with 2nd degree murder.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, May 13 at 9:00 a.m. The name of the deceased will not be disclosed until next of kin have been notified.

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