A medical examiner is expected to figure out this week if a man in his mid-20s found below the doorstep of a Garneau home Saturday morning was a victim of foul play.

The man, who was found in the front yard of the home at 111 Street near University Avenue around 7 a.m., was rushed to the University of Alberta Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Isabell Dombo, who lives in the home with her husband Dee, says the neighbourhood is usually quiet and finding a man in her front yard is shocking.


“It’s very sad that young people are getting involved in these incidents and I don’t know. I am beginning to wonder about pub life,” said Dombo during a phone interview yesterday.

The 82-year-old woman says she covered the man with a blanket before paramedics arrived. “I am worried if this man was looking for help because I can’t hear and my husband can’t see,” she said.

“So, consequently, if he did knock on the door or rang the doorbell, we didn’t hear it. We were sleeping.

“It stresses me that he may have been asking for help.”

Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call their non-emergency line at 423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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