EDMONTON — Family of Alfred Hudson, Edmonton’s 18th homicide victim of the year, are remembering the 40-year-old as a kind man, a good father and someone who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
An autopsy revealed that Hudson died from stab wounds.
Relatives say his body will be returned to his home town of Grand Rapids, Man.
Hudson’s brother-in-law, Troy Harder, says he would always stick up for those who were down on their luck.
Hudson was also a father of three and played guitar at church in the town of Barrheads.
Hudson died Friday night after he was stabbed at a gazebo in Mary Burlie Park.
He later died in hospital.
Police have released descriptions of two suspects and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Harder, meanwhile, is also putting out his own plea for tipsters to contact police.
“These cowards who did this must be brought to justice. Anyone who witnessed this . . . must come forward and give information so these children can go to sleep at night knowing the person or persons who have done this did not get away with it,” he said.
“I pray to the Lord above that police do whatever it takes to make this happen.”
Hudson’s children are 12, 15 and 17 years old, he said.
“He had his struggles in life and, unfortunately, that put him in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he added.