RCMP still searching for answers in teen’s death

  • Aug. 14, 2013 4:26 p.m.

On the third anniversary of his death, the RCMP is reminding the public that the case of Logan Jesse Raymond remains unsolved.

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 investigation is still ongoing. It is the anniversary date so we are just reminding the public that we are still searching for answers,” said RCMP Cpl. Phil Penny.

He added when there is a suspicious death, the file remains open and the RCMP continues the investigation no matter how much time has passed.

“We are hoping there is someone out there who knows something definitively. A lot of times we get tips that are third, fourth and fifth-hand so at that point it is a question of validity and we also have to track down the source.”

Penny added the RCMP still keeps in touch with Raymond’s family and that they remain hopeful that someone will come forward.

Raymond’s family has made public pleas in the past in hopes someone will come forward with information in regards to the death of their son.

At a press conference on the first anniversary of Raymond’s death, his mother Tammy said they remain hopeful.

“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,” she said, at that time. “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.”

In addition, 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.

Police add 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, police have said.

Anyone with information or who may have driven on Hwy. 2A between the hours of 12:15 and 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 12, 2010, are asked to call Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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