Woman’s death in own home a homi­cide: po­lice

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

LETH­BRIDGE, Alta. — Po­lice in south­ern Al­berta have ruled the death of a 78-year-old woman in her own home a homi­cide. Fam­ily mem­bers who went to check on her when she couldn’t be reached found the body of Irene Carter in her Leth­bridge res­i­dence on Sun­day. Leth­bridge po­lice say an au­topsy in­di­cates Carter died af­ter be­ing stabbed. “We don't have any spe­cific ev­i­dence to sug­gest that there's an on­go­ing risk or threat to neigh­bours or the gen­eral pub­lic,” po­lice spokes­woman Kris­ten Harding said Tues­day. “Part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion right now is work­ing to de­ter­mine a time­line of Mrs. Carter's ac­tiv­i­ties prior to her death.” Of­fi­cers have can­vassed the neigh­bour­hood and in­ter­viewed nu­mer­ous fam­ily mem­bers and ac­quain­tances. Mem­bers of the foren­sic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion unit were ex­pected to re­main at the home un­til later Tues­day or Wed­nes­day.

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