Charges laid in 1996 homicide
More than two decades after the murder of Daniel BOYSIS, an arrest has been made in connection with the case.
BOYSIS, who was also known as Daniel Morgan Turner, was 22 years old when he was last seen on Dec. 1, 1996, at his home in the northeast community of Falconridge. In 1998, information was given to police that led investigators to believe he’d met with foul play.
A homicide investigation was launched at the time, but due to lack of evidence and the fact BOYSIS’ body had not been located, the case went cold. It was learned that the accused and BOYSIS were roommates at the time of the homicide.
On June 20, 2016, the CPS Homicide Unit cold case detectives began reviewing the file and after a thorough investigation and the gathering of additional evidence, detectives were able to make an arrest. It is believed that BOYSIS was fatally attacked by the accused who then allegedly disposed of BOYSIS’ body.
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Randolph Edward WESTMAN, 57, of Edmonton, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and indignity to a dead body.