November 5, 2015 1:48 pm
Updated: November 9, 2015 5:22 pm

Murder charges laid after 17-year-old killed in west Edmonton

WATCH ABOVE: Edmonton police now say Leona Neapetung-Stevens was fatally stabbed in a west end townhome on Halloween. Fletcher Kent reports.


EDMONTON — Edmonton police have laid murder charges after a teenage girl was fatally stabbed on Halloween.

An autopsy confirmed Leona Neapetung-Stevens, 17, suffered fatal stab wounds and that her death is a homicide.

Police were called around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, to a townhome in west Edmonton’s Terra Losa neighbourhood.

Officers arrived at the residence near 96 Avenue and 176 Street to find the body of a deceased teenage girl.

READ MORE: Suspicious death of teenage girl in west Edmonton

Joseph Sinclair, 20, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

“She was a shining star that needs to be remembered,” said one friend who asked not to be identified.

More to come…

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