Homicide unit investigating suspicious death in Cranston
WATCH ABOVE: Calgary police homicide detectives say it’s too early to say how a young woman died in her Cranston home. Global’s Mia Sosiak reports.
Calgary police say they haven’t yet determined whether the death of a 19-year-old woman at a home in Cranston in the city’s southeast is criminal.
Officers were called to a house in the 100 block of Cranarch Circle S.E. at around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday for a check on welfare.
A young woman, identified by family members as 19-year-old Jessica Hagan, was found dead inside the home. Neighbours said another person, a woman, was taken to hospital.
“We haven’t determined that a crime has taken place,” said Duty Inspector Kelly Campbell at a Wednesday afternoon news conference, adding police are waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. However, police are treating the death as suspicious for now.
Campbell would not comment on the condition of the woman transported to hospital.
EMS earlier confirmed there were no signs of violence in the home when they arrived.
Neighbours say Jessica Hagan had special needs and lived in the home with her parents, Len and Christine Hagan.
Daniel Hagan gave Global News a short statement and a recent photo showing him posing with Jessica.
“Here is myself and Jessica after one of my bodybuilding shows last year. She was biggest supporter. I gave her all of my medals. Jessica was the most purely loving person I’ve ever known. You can’t truly understand her absolute love for the people in her life without meeting her. This is a devastating loss for myself and my family.”
Neighbour Raj Ghosh said the family moved into the neighbourhood a couple of years ago.
“Very nice people, very helpful people,” said Ghosh. “Just wanting to help out. But very quiet. Seemed [like] very friendly people.”
The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.
Watch below: Calgary police homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the southeast community of Cranston. Global’s Jenna Freeman reports.
– With files from Kristy Peterson, Jenna Freeman, Mia Sosiak and Nancy Hixt
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