April 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Updated: April 18, 2017 1:06 pm

Second-degree murder charge laid in northeast Edmonton homicide

Police were called to investigate a death at a home in northeast Edmonton's Belmont neighbourhood, located in the Clareview area, early Monday morning. April 17, 2017.

Sarah Kraus, Global News

A 30-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a woman in northeast Edmonton early Monday morning.

Police were called to a home in the area of 130 Avenue and 32 Street at around 12:30 a.m.

A 53-year-old woman was found dead inside the home.

READ MORE: 53-year-old woman found dead in northeast Edmonton home, homicide detectives investigating

The house is listed as being owned by Kathy and Dale Dickout and neighbours said the couple has lived in the home for decades.

The couple’s next door neighbour said she saw their adult son being taken out of the house naked, in handcuffs by police in the middle of the night.

The cause of the woman’s death has not been released. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday morning.

Police said they will not release her name because “it does not serve an investigative purpose, there is no risk to public safety and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.”

Her death has been deemed Edmonton’s 14th homicide of 2017.

Jason Glenn Dickout is charged with second-degree murder and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Watch below: A 53-year-old woman is dead and homicide detectives have taken over the investigation. Her body was found Monday morning in Clareview. Sarah Kraus reports.

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