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Woman found dead in shopping cart died of blunt force trauma: Edmonton police

WATCH ABOVE: We are learning more about the woman who was brutally murdered and left in an Inglewood alley on Tuesday. As Shallima Maharaj reports, friends say Andrea Marie Berg was a woman with a magnetic personality.

EDMONTON – Friends of Edmonton’s most recent homicide victim are remembering the woman as a kind and loving person.

Andrea Marie Berg’s body was found in a shopping cart in the Inglewood neighbourhood Tuesday morning. Berg died of blunt force trauma, and police are treating her death as a homicide.

Police were called to the area of 124 Street and 113 Avenue around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived they found the body of Andrea Marie Berg, 42, was bound and left in a shopping cart in an alley. Her legs, arms and mouth were taped, according to police. Berg was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends say Berg worked at the Hope Mission and was a very loyal person. The homicide has been devastating to those who knew Berg, they add.

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“To die the way she did … nobody should die that way,” said Cora Shaw.

“She was a mother, she was a sister, she was a friend, she was a daughter. And I think we all need to remember that.”

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

“We’re certainly looking for any witnesses that might have any information in relation to that time period. If they heard anything, saw anything that might draw their attention, we’d certainly ask that they contact police,” said Insp. Regan James, Edmonton Police Service.

Homicide detectives have interviewed individuals as they continue to investigate Berg’s homicide.

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The Edmonton Forensics Unit is investigating the suspicious death of a female, June 16, 2015. Dave Carels, Global News
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Police confirm they're investigating the suspicious death of a woman in the Inglewood neighourhood, June 16, 2015. Dave Carels, Global News
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An EPS poster asking residents to report suspicious activity is taped to an apartment door near the scene of a suspicious death investigation, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Kendra Slugoski, Global News
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An Edmonton police vehicle is parked near the scene of a suspicious death, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Wes Rosa, Global News

*Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. It was updated at 7:40 p.m. Thursday to include the cause of the woman’s death.

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