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Edmonton police seeking help with homicide in city's south east

Monday's death is the first suspicious death of 2018.

Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public's assistance with a suspicious death they responded to on Monday.

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Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public's assistance with a suspicious death they responded to on Monday.

Police have confirmed that a man found dead on New Year's Day was the victim of a homicide. 

They are reaching out to the public for information on the incident. 

According to police, officers responded to a report of a dead male near 92 Avenue and 77 Street at approximately 1:20 p.m. Monday.

EPS Homicide has taken over the investigation and has identified the male as 21-year-old Ruben (Ben) Baker. An autopsy on Wednesday confirmed Baker's death was a homicide, but was not releasing the cause of death for investigative purposes. 

“We are hopeful someone may have information on where Mr. Baker was residing and where he had been prior to his discovery yesterday afternoon,” said Acting Staff Sergeant Darrin Gordon, with the EPS Homicide Section.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact EPS at 780-423-4567.

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