Man found stabbed in city’s 5th homicide of ’09

A man found bleeding on a snow-covered front lawn of a downtown apartment building early yesterday morning has become the city’s fifth homicide victim of 2009.

A man found bleeding on a snow-covered front lawn of a downtown apartment building early yesterday morning has become the city’s fifth homicide victim of 2009.

The 24-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was found by a passing driver in front of the Trinity B building at 10720-104 St. at 1:30 a.m.

When police arrived, they discovered the man had been stabbed. He was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, but later died as a result of an apparent stab wound to the abdomen.

Police scoured the area for clues yesterday morning, including a walkway running between a Mac’s convenience store and the walk-up apartment building. They have reviewed surveillance footage from the store, to gather any information that could help reveal circumstances leading up to the man’s death.

Neighbours on the street lined with similar walk-up buildings peered from their windows, as the investigation of the police-taped block carried on through the morning.

Though he’s only lived in the Trinity B building for three months, Regis Mosango is thinking about moving to a new area.

“It surprises me that this happened,” he said. “I’ve never lived in a place where someone was murdered right outside.”

Details about the homicide are sketchy, and police have not released names of any possible suspects.
An autopsy had not been scheduled by press time yesterday.