EDMONTON – Murder charges were laid against a 29-year-old woman, following the death of a 36-year-old woman in northeast Edmonton’s Clareview area on Saturday night.
Around 9 p.m. police were called to a weapons complaint at the Wyndham Crossing apartment building at 4908A 134 Ave. in the Sifton Park neighbourhood.
Officers arrived and found the victim, Crystal Corinne Bruce, dead.
On Sunday homicide detectives charged Ashlee Dawn Bruce, 29, with second-degree murder, possession of an offensive weapon and assault with a weapon in connection with the death.
The victim and the accused have the same last name, but Global News has not confirmed their relationship.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. This is Edmonton’s 23rd homicide of 2015.
This was the second suspicious death Edmonton police were called to investigate this weekend.
On Friday night, homicide detectives were called to a home in the area of 121 Avenue and 123 Street. A fire broke out in the home. After the blaze was contained a man was found with “obvious trauma.”
He was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries.
With files from Caley Ramsay, Global News