Dead man discovered in truck – Metro US

Dead man discovered in truck

Homicide investigators are probing a west Edmonton neighbourhood for clues after a man was found dead in a pickup truck in a back alley.

Police responded to a call near 116 Avenue and 127 Street NW in Inglewood just after 1 p.m.
The victim was found in the front seat of the black truck. The windows of the truck had been smashed.

Trina Quinn, who lives in an apartment building at the other end of the alley, walked down the pathway at 8:25 a.m. but didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary.

She said that in the year she has lived in the area, she has seen police a few times.

“But I’ve never seen anything like this before,” she said while standing on a street corner across the street from the scene, about half a block away from Inglewood Elementary School.

Quinn has three children — aged five, three and five months — and her oldest attends kindergarten at the school, which held students for approximately 30 minutes after regular dismissal time to ensure their safety.

“It’s scary,” she said. “It’s right in the middle between my house and the school.”