Missing Edmonton man found deceased, suspect arrested

EDMONTON – The body of 40-year-old Huran Baran was recovered and the EPS Homicide Section has charged a man in relation to his death. Baran was last seen on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 and was reported missing by his family.

At the time of his disappearance, he was driving a red 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 and was last seen at a restaurant in the area of 133 Street and 137 Avenue. On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, the EPS issued a news release in relation to Baran’s disappearance.

As a result of information obtained through the missing person investigation, police conducted a search in the area of 48 Street and Millwoods Road South where they located the red Dodge Ram Baran had been driving. Baran’s body was located inside the vehicle with obvious injuries.

Huran Baran was found deceased. (EPS supplied photo)

Police believe the vehicle had been parked at the location since the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 23. 

An autopsy was completed yesterday, Wednesday, Jan. 29, and the cause of Baran’s death was a result of sharp force injuries. The manner of death has been deemed homicide.

Homicide investigators have since charged Tristan Taschuk, 30, with second-degree murder in relation to Baran’s death. 

Police are not looking for any additional suspects but are asking anyone who may have witnessed the activities of the red Dodge Ram in the area of 48 Street and Millwoods Road South in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 23, to contact police. 

Anyone with information in relation to the death of Baran is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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