New evidence in John Kwiatkowski homicide

April 23, 2012 | By | Reply More

Police have linked four stolen vehicles to Kwiatkowski homicide

John Kwiatkowsk

Cars linked to John Kwiatkowski homicide

Edmonton Police have identified several stolen and recovered vehicles believed to be connected to the April, 2011 homicide of 29-year old John Stanley Kwiatkowski in northeast Edmonton.

The body of John Kwiatkowski was discovered by his wife after she arrived home from work at just after 6 a.m.  After a frantic search, she found her daughter safe, but police say she had obviously been nearby when her father was killed.  Police say John Kwiatkowski was the victim of a violent murder.

Four stolen vehicles have been recovered by police and after thorough searches and forensic tests, it has been determined that the vehicles were used by people involved in the homicide of John Kwiatkowski.

“Based on the timeline and geographic locations of each theft and recovery of the vehicles in question, we feel at least one of the persons involved in the homicide used these stolen vehicles to travel from Regina to Saskatoon, and then to Edmonton, just a few days before Kwiatkowski was killed on April 14, 2011,”says Homicide Detective Colin Derksen. “Various property items found in the recovered vehicles further link them together.”

The four vehicles were stolen in this order:

1)  2009 Subaru Forester SUV, grey in color).  The Subaru was stolen from Regina in April of 2011 and recovered in Saskatoon.

2)  2012 Ford Fusion sedan, stolen from Saskatoon in April of 2011 and recovered in Saskatoon.

3)  GMC Canyon Truck, red, stolen in Saskatoon and recovered in Edmonton.

4)  2006 Jeep Cherokee Laredo, red, stolen in Edmonton in April of 2011 and recovered in Edmonton.

Edmonton Police have identified several persons of interest in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the homicide.   Detective Derksen adds “Our attention is definitely focused on these individuals for additional information”.

Edmonton Police urge anyone in Alberta and Saskatchewan who has any information concerning these noted vehicles during the listed time frame to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers.  Anyone with information on the homicide itself are asked to contact the EPS complaint line at 780 423 4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.


Category: Alberta, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

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