The Regina Police Service is working with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Alberta to clarify the circumstances of the death of a Regina man who died in an Edmonton hospital on January 14, 2020.
Regina police opened this investigation on January 6, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., when officers were dispatched to a residence on the 1600 block of Athol Street for a report of an injured male. The caller reported the male resident of the house had sustained injuries. When police arrived, they located a 38 year-old male in the basement who was conscious but had apparent, extensive burn injuries. Officers ensured it was safe for EMS to enter and the male was taken to hospital for treatment. The male was later transported to hospital in Edmonton. On January 14, 2020, the Regina Police service was notified that the male had died in hospital. An autopsy was ordered by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Alberta, which has requested additional testing in order to determine cause and manner of death. Regina police investigators have conducted numerous interviews, neighbourhood inquiries, and forensic examination of the scene as part of this investigation. The case has yet to be concluded by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Alberta, in conjunction with the Regina Police Service. The name of the deceased person will not be released by the Regina Police Service at this time.
As with any ongoing police investigation, the Regina Police Service encourages anyone who may have information that could assist in this case, to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).