Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for murder in northeastern Edmonton

WARNING: This article contains some disturbing details.

A Canadian-wide arrest warrant has been issued for a man wanted in connection with the death of a 31-year-old woman in northeastern Edmonton on Sunday.

The Edmonton Police Service issued a press release Thursday night asking for tips on the whereabouts of 31-year-old Donny Nathan Meeches. They said Meeches is wanted for second-degree murder.

According to police, officers responded to a call about an injured woman in a home in the area of ​​139 Avenue and 35 Street around 8 p.m. Sunday.

“Upon arrival, officers found the woman and provided first aid, but she succumbed to injuries on the spot,” police said.

An autopsy was completed earlier Thursday and confirmed the woman was a victim of homicide. Police said they have decided to detain the cause of death for “investigative reasons”.

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“When the woman’s 11-year-old son was present at the time of her death, her name is being withheld to protect his privacy during this difficult time,” police added.

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Police did not give details of what investigators believe happened, but said Meeches and the woman who died were “known to each other.”

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call EPS at 780-423-4567 or call # 377 from a cell phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.p3tips.com/250.

Police warn that they consider Meeches to be dangerous and that he should not be contacted.

He is described as being about five feet-10 and 175 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has several tattoos on his face, neck, arms and hands. Police said he was last seen wearing dark pants, a white long-sleeved top and a dark jacket.

EPS noted that they believe Meeches has ties to Manitoba and British Columbia.

Click here to watch a video of Meeches. Pictures of the suspect can be seen below.

Donny Nathan Meeches is wanted on a arrest warrant for all of Canada.

Provided by EPS

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