Strathcona County RCMP Seek Public Assistance In Historical Fatal Hit And Run

Phoenix Taypayosatum

Phoenix Taypayosatum

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in a 2016 fatal pedestrian hit and run that occurred in Sherwood Park, Alta.

On Dec. 28, 2016 at 3:46 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male found on Highway 21 near Township Road 520. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Phoenix Taypayosatum of Camrose, Alta.

RCMP Collision Reconstructionist determined that Phoenix was struck by a vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 21.

Phoenix had been hitchhiking from Edmonton to Camrose and was last seen alive on Highway 21 near Township Road 520 at approximately 3:30 a.m.

If you were travelling in the area of Highway 21 and Township Road 520 on the evening of Dec. 28, 2016 police are asking you to contact the Strathcona County RCMP Detachment.

Strathcona County RCMP greatly appreciate the members of the public who have assisted in this ongoing investigation by providing valuable information.

"All our family wants is closure and it's not about Justice at this time.  It's been a long two years and we just want to know what happened to Phoenix so we can have some peace and closure” says Phoenix’s sister, Autumn Taypayosatum. “We would like to encourage whoever did this or anyone who may have seen something to please come forward and contact the police. Our family loved Phoenix, we miss him and we will continue to pray for him everyday.”

If you have information about this incident, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or call your local police.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).