July 11, 2014 5:01 pm

Death of Stony Plain woman ruled a homicide

RCMP cruiser extensively damaged after being rammed, attacked by a man with an axe near Canora, Sask.

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EDMONTON – The RCMP confirmed the death of a woman found at a farm house near Rich Valley, Alberta last Friday was a homicide.

Stony Plain RCMP officers and Alberta Health Services Emergency Services staff were called to a home on a farm the morning of Friday, July 4.

Officers received calls about an unresponsive woman. When they arrived, they found 44-year-old Roxanne Lang, a resident of the home.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy was done on July 8, and Lang’s death was deemed a homicide.

However, the cause of death is not being released.

Edmonton RCMP Major Crimes Unit officers have taken over this investigation with the assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Section and Stony Plain/Spruce Grove Detachment officers.

During a five-day search of the property, police didn’t find anything that makes warning the general public necessary, but they are still encouraging people to be vigilant in reporting anything suspicious to police.

Anyone with information about Lang’s death is asked to contact the Stony Plain RCMP detachment at 780-960-6500.

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