Death of Central Alberta teen remains unsolved

  • Dec. 8, 2010 4:54 p.m.

The circumstances surrounding the death of a Central Alberta teen who was found on the side of the highway south of Red Deer still remains unsolved.

Logan Raymond of Penhold was found dead on Hwy. 2A this past summer.

RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb said police are still working on the case.

“At this time we don’t have anything new,” he said. “But we are still asking anyone who knows anything to come forward.”

The body of the 17-year-old was found on the south side of Hwy. 2A next to the England Way sign on Aug. 12 at about 1:30 a.m.

An autopsy concluded he died of a severe head injury. He also had injuries consistent with hitting the pavement but RCMP have said they aren’t ruling out other circumstances that could have caused his death.

“The fact that this much time has passed since the incident does affect the case,” said Webb. “It’s easiest to solve right off the bat. But police try to put all the pieces together and there are cases that are solved after significant amounts of time have gone by.”

In September, Kimbal and Tammy Raymond, Logan’s parents, held a joint press conference with the RCMP in hopes of appealing to the public for information on their son’s death.

“After the press conference we had a couple of people come forward and we followed up on their information,” he said. “We also had a few psychics call, which is not unusual.”

RCMP also continue to seek the public’s help to locate a vehicle that was seen in the area where Logan was found.

Police are describing the vehicle as a small dark grey or blue truck with a matching topper. RCMP added the vehicle had dark windows in the back and no windows on the sides of the topper.

RCMP said it is possibly an older model Ford Ranger with large and prominent red ‘Ford’ lettering on the back tailgate, which appeared indented into the tailgate.

This vehicle was seen in the area of Hwy. 2A near the Word of Life Church in Red Deer on Aug. 12 at around 12:30 a.m. in the southbound lane.

Police said it is not clear what, if any, involvement this vehicle had in this incident. A witness noted this vehicle at the particular time and location but RCMP investigators are hoping to locate it in order to speak with the driver and/or occupants, said police. RCMP add this truck and occupants are not suspects at this time.

Anyone with information or may have driven on Hwy. 2A between the hours of 12:15 and 1:20 a.m. are asked to call Red Deer rural RCMP at 403-343-5591 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

If information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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