BREAKING: Mounties investigating possible homicide in Red Deer

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
February 1, 2017 - 10:28am Updated: February 1, 2017 - 4:48pm
Police investigate a crime scene outside a residence near 54 Avenue and 43 Street.
Police investigate a crime scene outside a residence near 54 Avenue and 43 Street. rdnewsNOW / Troy Gillard

The RCMP is investigating the suspicious death of a woman in Red Deer on Wednesday.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Calgary. RCMP K Division spokesperson Cpl. Hal Turnbull says they are not releasing her name at this time as they are still working to notify next of kin.

It was at about 6:13 a.m that Mounties responded to a report of possible shots being fired at a group of townhouses located near 54 Avenue and 43 Street.

A few minutes later, police were called to a collision on 42 Street approaching Red Deer Regional Hospital, where a Ford truck hit a power pole. The driver of the truck fled the scene.

"At this time, police have secured the two locations for examination and investigation but cannot yet confirm whether the incidents are related," Turnbull says.

RCMP say they continue to process the scenes and interview witnesses.

Members from the Red Deer RCMP Detachment, MCU-South as well as the Forensic Identification Section (FIS) are involved in the investigation.

42 Street approaching the hospital was reopened to traffic just before 5 p.m.

 

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RCMP are investigating what may be Red Deer's first homicide of 2017.

A heavy police presence could be seen at a group of townhouses along 54 Avenue, south of 43 Street. Access to the townhouses was blocked off while investigators surveyed a crime scene. 

RCMP have yet to release any details. A woman living in the area told rdnewsNOW her building manager was informed by police they are investigating a homicide.

Also, police responded this morning to a collision at 42 Street approaching Red Deer Regional Hospital. The driver of the blue Ford F-350 that struck a power pole fled before Mounties arrived at the scene.

"At this time, RCMP cannot speak to whether the two investigations are connected," a police spokesperson said.

More to come.

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