Arrest made in west Edmonton Aladdin Motel homicide

Edmonton police have arrested a man in the murder of 35-year-old male sex trade worker last month.

Jon Syah Ribut killed at the Aladdin Motel last month

A suspect in the November killing of Jon Syah Ribut, 35, was arrested by border police at the Calgary International Airport Sunday. (Edmonton Police Service )

Edmonton police have arrested a man in the murder of a 35-year-old male sex trade worker last month.

Jon Syah Ribut, 35, originally from Indonesia but in Edmonton on a work visa, was found dead in the Aladdin Motel at 111th Avenue and 154th Street on Nov. 24.

A 20-year-old suspect was arrested Sunday at the Calgary International Airport following an extensive investigation involving the Edmonton Police Service, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Calgary Police Service.

Based on surveillance video and telephone records, police believe the accused and Ribut spoke on the phone before meeting at the Aladdin Motel.

During that meeting Ribut was killed.

The suspect then left the country possibly to Europe, said police.

He is now charged with second-degree murder.

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