SEEKING ANSWERS- Tammy Raymond (left) and Kimbal Raymond made a public plea for help in the death of their 17-year-old son Logan at a press conference held Tuesday. Logan’s body was found on Aug. 12 on the side of Hwy. 2A.

Parents make public plea in death of son

The parents of Logan Jesse Raymond are pleading with anyone who has information in the death of their son 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, Red Deer city RCMP Cpl. Kathe DeHeer, but the police aren’t ruling out other circumstances that could have caused his death.

“We believe a vehicle was involved one way or another,” she said.

Kimbal and Tammy Raymond held a joint press conference with the RCMP on Tuesday in hopes of appealing to the public.

“Somebody out there knows what happened to my son. This I know,” said Tammy. “Whether you’re a mother or a father or a brother or a friend, please help us. We need to know what happened to our son. Just walk a mile in our shoes and know what this has done to our lives. I’m begging someone to please help us. Until we know what happened to our son, we don’t have a moment of peace in our lives.

“We won’t stop until we find out what happened.”

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.

RCMP have also developed a timeline of the night and early morning before Logan’s body was found.

It has been determined that at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, Logan was with friends at a residence near the Fas Gas on 32 St. Around that time he spoke with his father on the phone and left the friend’s house. He began walking alone west bound on 32 St.

At 12:11 a.m., a motorist reported seeing Logan walking alone southbound off the road to the west on Taylor Dr.

At 12: 15 a.m., a motorist reported seeing Logan walking alone on Taylor Dr. south bound in the middle of the right hand lane.

At 12:20 a.m., Logan sent a text to his brother and at 12:30 a.m. a motorist reported seeing the truck RCMP are currently searching for stopped on the west side of Hwy. 2A.

At 1:20 a.m., a motorist found Logan’s body.

“We have a huge hole in our lives and our hearts will always be empty,” said Kimbal as he broke down in tears. “We know whatever we find out won’t bring our son back but we need to know to have some sense of closure to this and to allow our son to rest in peace.”

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.

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