The Edmonton Police Homicide Section is offering new rewards they hope will lead to either information or arrests in connection to a handful of unsolved murders.
The Edmonton Police Commission approved the reward funds at a recent meeting.
The $40,000 rewards will be valid for a three year period, covering five different homicides from 2008-2016.
The five cases are:
– Dylan Koshman, 21, disappeared on Oct. 11, 2008 from a residence near 104 Street and 33 Avenue. The circumstances of his disappearance are suspicious. He has not been heard from or seen since that date. Homicide Section has since taken over the investigation.
– David Labelle, 30, was murdered on Nov. 2, 2014, in a residence near 133 Street and 155 Ave. There were several people present at the time the incident.
– Robert Loyer, 46, was murdered May 5, 2016. He was found seriously injured in the area of 106 Avenue and 96 Street, and later died in hospital, as a result of injuries consistent with blunt force trauma. At that time, several persons were seen fleeing the area where the assault occurred.
– Gary Yemane, 63, was murdered May 27, 2016, while out for an evening walk in northeast Edmonton. Investigators believe Yemane was randomly targeted and shot multiple times in the area of Ozerna Road.
– Leonardo Ibanez, 42, of Colombia, was murdered on Nov. 13, 2016. Ibanez was walking home late at night with a friend in the area of 119 Avenue and 97 Street, when he was confronted by a group of males and females. He was physically assaulted and died in hospital as a result of his injuries.
‘We’re hopeful these reward moneys will be the impetus to motivate someone to come forward with critical information that will significantly advance these investigations,” said EPS Homicide Staff Sgt. Duane Hunter.
Anyone who has information about these investigations is encouraged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.