January 18, 2017 12:48 am
Updated: January 18, 2017 9:36 pm

2 bodies found in southwest home; Edmonton homicide detectives investigating

WATCH ABOVE: Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two people. Their bodies were found last night in a southwest Edmonton home. Kendra Slugoski reports.

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The Edmonton Police Service said its homicide unit has taken over an investigation after two bodies were discovered in a home in the city’s southwest Tuesday evening.

They said officers were called to a residence on Heagle Crescent shortly after 7 p.m.

According to police, a man and woman were found dead inside.

It is a quiet neighbourhood tucked off Riverbend Road and Terwillegar Drive. Homes in the area are well kept and one homeowner says the street is usually very peaceful.

“I didn’t see anything actually,” said Kelly, who’s lived in the neighbourhood for nine years. “I came home last night, I knew nothing. I got a text this morning from someone.”

Police said the deaths are being treated as suspicious but believe the public is not at any risk.

“I have three kids and what I explained to them was that the fact that there’s no crime scene tape, the police are not in the neighbourhood, very clearly they know what has happened,” Kelly said.

Police have not confirmed the identities of the two people. A title search shows the home is owned by Clive Deutscher, medical doctor, and Karlene Johner.

Autopsies will be done on Wednesday.

“I find it sad,” Kelly said. “We drove by this morning and one of my kids was kind of a little excited to see a news camera in the area and we just talked about how it’s a sad story and this is someone’s friend. They have a mother and father and this is going to have some heartbreaking impacts on their families.”

More to come…

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