Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate homicide

February 10, 2020
Strathcona County, Alberta

News release



On Feb. 8, 2020 at approximately 9 p.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a male being located with serious life threatening injuries near Township Road 534 and Range Road 225.

The male was taken to hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later. An autopsy was conducted today at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton and the manner of death has been deemed a homicide.

The deceased male has been identified as Blair Joshua Cross (35) of Edmonton. RCMP would like to speak with anyone that may have been in contact with Blair or seen him in the Edmonton area in the days leading up to his death.

Blair is described as:

  • Indigenous male
  • 5'7"
  • 140 lbs
  • Black hair, brown eyes

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this homicide. Please contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store."


Feb. 9, 2020

Update - Strathcona RCMP Advising the Public of a Traffic Disruption

Strathcona County RCMP would like to inform the motoring public that the intersection of Township Road 534 and Range Road 225 is now open for regular traffic flow. The RCMP would like to thank the public for their patience with this traffic disruption.

A press release regarding the investigation will be done on Monday February 10, 2020, later in the afternoon.


Strathcona RCMP Advising the Public of a Traffic Disruption

Until further notice, the Strathcona County RCMP are asking the motoring public to avoid the intersection of Township Road 534 and Range Road 225 in Strathcona County. The intersection will be closed and traffic will not be allowed to pass through that intersection. Please use an alternative route. The RCMP will advise when the intersection is open to the motoring public again. The RCMP would like to thank the motoring public for their understanding during the traffic disruption.


Contact information

Sgt Shawn French
Alberta RCMP Strategic Communications
780-509-3970 Option #5

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