RCMP still looking for clues in teen’s death

Parents of Logan Jesse Raymond say they want closure in case

The parents of a teen killed on Hwy. 2A last year are making another public appeal for information surrounding their son’s death one year after the incident occurred.

Logan Jesse Raymond, 17, of Penhold was found dead on the south side of Hwy. 2A next to the England Way sign on Aug. 12, 2010 at about 1:15 a.m. He was last seen alive between 12:40 and 12:50 a.m. on Aug. 12 walking southbound on Hwy. 2A near the Hwy. 2 off-ramp.

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 teen’s parents Kimbal and Tammy Raymond were present at a press conference which was held last week by the RCMP at the site where Logan was found in hopes of putting the case back into the public’s eye.

“The last place we thought we’d be one year later is here again pleading for the public’s assistance in finding the person or persons responsible for the death of our son Logan,” said Tammy. “In our hearts we know the truth is out there and we are begging you to come forward with any information you may have no matter how small it may be, sometimes the puzzle pieces just need to be put together.

“The pain is as strong today as it was a year ago and we have no idea how to put the pieces of our lives together without Logan. We need justice for Logan and we need closure for our family.”

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.

“Numerous witnesses have come forward during this investigation however police have not yet been able to identify the specific vehicle, person or persons involved in his death,” said Staff Sgt. Gord Glasgow. “We continue to seek the public’s assistance to come forward with any information they may possess.”

Glasgow added in speaking with investigators and the medical examiner, it appears the most probable circumstances in Logan’s death were caused by him either falling out of or off of a vehicle.

“In cases like this you never want to get tunnel vision so we’re unable to disregard the option of him being struck by a vehicle.”

Earlier this year Kimbal and Tammy offered a $10,000 reward through Crime Stoppers to anyone who has information that will lead to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of their son.

Anyone with information or who may have driven on Hwy. 2A between the hours of 12:15 and 1:20 a.m. are asked to call Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.