The death of an Edmonton man whose body was discovered Sunday in a green space on the city's north side has been confirmed as a homicide.
Benedicto George, 25, died of gunshot wounds, Edmonton police said in a news release Tuesday.
His death marks the 10th homicide in Edmonton this year.
George's body was found early Sunday on the grass between a street and a playground next to Lorelei elementary school, 16230 103rd St.
An autopsy was completed on Monday.
George was known to police and had a lengthy criminal record. He previously pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen credit card and credit card data.
He was due to stand trial in provincial court next month on a series of unresolved charges, including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and obstruction of a peace officer.
Edmonton police are asking anyone who may have witnessed suspicious or unusual activity in the area that morning to contact them or Crime Stoppers.