Michele (Michael) Potestio

On June 12, 2007, around 7:30 p.m., police opened the trunk of a rental car left in the parking lot of an Edmonton church at 144 Avenue and 94 Street.. Inside, officers found the body of Richard Harris, 22.He had been beaten with blunt force and stabbed multiple times.

Michele Peotestio was a person of interest immediately in the case. Witnesses helped with evidence in 2014 but it wasn’t quite enough to get charges. Almost 13 years after the Edmonton Police Service said Michele (Micheal) Potestio, 45, was arrested without incident in B.C.’s Lower Mainland in March of 2020.

Victim Richard Harris

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