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Man turns himself in after woman’s death in what Edmonton police suspect to be ‘domestic violence incident’

Police investigate suspicious death in west Edmonton
WATCH ABOVE: Homicide detectives have been called in to investigate a suspicious death in west Edmonton on Friday.

A man is in custody and police say charges are pending against him as Edmonton homicide detectives investigate the suspicious death of a 49-year-old woman in the city’s west end.

Police said officers responded to a report of an assault with a weapon at a residence near 214 Street and Breckenridge Drive on Friday at about 8:50 a.m.

When police arrived, they found an injured woman. Paramedics responded but she died of her injuries at the scene, police said.

“A 53-year-old male believed to be involved in this incident turned himself in to police at approximately 10:15 a.m. this morning,” police said in a news release Friday afternoon. “He remains in custody and charges are pending.

“Officers are not looking for any additional suspects.”

Watch below: Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a 49-year-old woman in the city’s west end. As Tom Vernon reports, police believe the case is tied to domestic violence.

Edmonton police believe woman’s death tied to domestic violence
Edmonton police believe woman’s death tied to domestic violence

Police said they believe the man and woman knew each other and that the death is believed to be a “domestic violence incident.”

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An autopsy had not yet been scheduled as of Friday afternoon.

Roads were closed, and drivers and pedestrians were asked to avoid the area.

“I looked out of my front window and the road was blocked off and [there was] an ambulance down the street,” said area resident Phil Bell. “I looked out the other window and the other end of the street was blocked off, and just a lot of police activity.”

At 11:15 a.m., police said the roads were reopened but officers continued to investigate the incident.

“I’ve never seen any activity around here,” Bell said. “Like I said, it’s a very quiet neighbourhood.”