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American extradited to Canada on Edmonton homicide charge

US Federal Marshalls turned over Jason Steadman to Edmonton Police Service detectives.

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An American man has been extradited to Canada on charges related to a 2015 Edmonton homicide.

The US Federal Marshalls turned over Jason Steadman, 41, to Edmonton Police Service homicide detectives at the Douglas border crossing in B.C. Thursday, where he was arrested on Canada-wide warrants for first-degree murder and arson charges.

An EPS investigation connected Steadman to the disappearance of Dwayne Demkiw, who was last seen leaving work near 149 Street and 128 Avenue in Edmonton around 4 a.m. on May 31, 2015.

Demkiw's vehicle was found burning and abandoned in Calgary later that morning, and his remains were found on April 5, 2016 near Innisfail.

EPS and the Attorney General of Alberta requested Steadman’s extradition to Canada after he was jailed in Washington earlier this year.

Steadman was scheduled to appear in court in Vancouver Friday morning.