Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating suspicious death – Leduc – Update #2

October 26, 2020
Leduc County, Alberta

News release

Following extensive investigation including a substantial amount of interviews, the RCMP laid a charge of second degree murder in the June 18, 2020 homicide of Jacob Chitze.

On Oct. 25, 2020 the 17-year-old suspect, who cannot be named, was arrested by Edmonton Police Service on the outstanding warrant. The accused has been remanded in custody and is scheduled for a court appearance on Oct. 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in Leduc Provincial Court.

Background:

July 8, 2020

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating suspicious death – Leduc – Update #1

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate the death of a male which occurred on June 18, 2020 in Leduc County at a house party. The RCMP is looking for assistance from the people present to identify the subjects responsible.

The death of 19-year-old Jacob Michael Chitze of Edmonton has been ruled a homicide. There was no known connection between Jacob and his assailants.

There were approximately 100 party-goers and it is very likely that people took video of the incident leading to Jacob's death.

The RCMP is asking that anyone who was at the party who either has information to provide, or has video, to please contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Background:

June 18, 2020

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating suspicious death

At 2:05 a.m. today, Leduc RCMP were dispatched to a house party where a male was reported to be injured. EMS attended and pronounced the male deceased.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit has deployed and is investigating the suspicious death. An autopsy of the male will be conducted. Given the infancy of this investigation, further information is not currently available.

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Contact information

Corporal Laurel Scott
Media Relations Group
780-890-2685

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