Body found in field ruled a homicide

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The death of man, whose body was found in a farmer’s field in Sturgeon County, is being investigated as a homicide.

The 26-year-old Krishneel Kamal Kumar from Edmonton was found dead in a field near Riverstone Drive  and Township Road 544A in Sturgeon County on Monday Oct. 30.

An autopsy conducted on Tuesday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton confirmed the death was a homicide.

The RCMP said that the man was found by a farmer who was working in the field.

RCMP are not releasing the cause of death and they are continuing to investigate to find out if the man died in the field or was moved to the field after his death.

This is the second body found in the county in less than two weeks.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 17 a man’s body was found in the ditch in Sturgeon County.

That man has been identified as 27-year-old Kevin Dean Damien Yellowbird of Edmonton. Yellowbird has ties to the community of Ma-Me-O Beach.

Media spokesperson from the RCMP K Division Cpl. Hal Turnbull said that right now there is no relation between the two deaths.

“No relation has been deemed to be established but it is something that with any investigation like this they are going to be alive to. As the investigation unfolds they will be able to rule that out or confirm it,” Turnbull said.

The ongoing investigation is utilizing specialized units from the RCMP including Forensic Identification Section (FIS) and the Morinville RCMP detachment.

The RCMP requests that anyone with information about this case to call the Morinville RCMP detachment.  In the event that callers wish to remain anonymous, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com

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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court and crime; general news and features.