A death occurred at a house party in Leduc County on Thursday, June 18, that is now being called a homicide. Police have turned to the public for answers following the murder of a 19-year-old Albertan but so far no one had come forward with information. Even though there were over 100 people at the massive house party, police have been unable to uncover who is responsible or why it happened. 

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According to Global News, the house party took place at a Leduc County house. 

Police were called to the home on Range Road 260 around 2:05 a.m. where they found an injured man. He was later pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. 

RCMP Corporal Laurel Scott told Global that it was “very tragic circumstances” of a house party that got out of control. 

The party got so big because of information about it circling social media. It's estimated that over 100 people showed up — many of which were reportedly from Edmonton.

Scott stated that there were groups at the party who didn’t know one another which, in her opinion, “often causes friction.”

The 19-year-old victim has since been identified as Jacob Michael Chitze from Edmonton. 

Leduc RCMP are now searching for the people responsible. 

CTV News has reported that Chitze had no relations to the people who are believed to have attacked him. 

At this time, investigators with the RCMP suspect that someone at the party took video evidence leading up to Chitze’s death and they're now asking whoever that is to come forward. 

The RCMP hopes that this video evidence depicts a clearer picture of what happened on that early morning in June. 

At this time, police haven't released any information on the cause of the death but Global News reported that a medical examiner determined it was a homicide. 

The teen's mother made a video about her son's death that has since been posted to Instagram. In the video, she pleads for a witness to come forward and talk with the police. 

Anyone with information is now being asked to come forward to speak with Leduc RCMP at (78)908-7267. 

People with information can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477. 

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