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Edmonton police complete autopsy, identify arson victim

Edmonton police have identified the victim in a house fire that happened on Tuesday morning.

On February 13 just after 2 a.m., police assisted firefighters after a dead body was spotted in the basement of the home near 121 Avenue and 37 Street.

An autopsy conducted on Wednesday identified the victim as 35-year-old Renee Larocque, with the manner of death being homicide through smoke inhalation.

Police have arrested 37-year-old Jordan Auger and charged him with manslaughter, arson to property showing disregard for human life and breach of conditions of release order.

An EPS Officer.