Police remained at a south Edmonton motel Monday as officers investigated a suspicious death that was reported Sunday night.
At around 8 p.m. Sunday, police were called to reports of an assault at the Royal Lodge on Gateway Boulevard at 38 Avenue.
Police said a person was found dead inside one of the motel suites.
Police tape closed off a large section of the motel parking lot and a white sheet could be seen hanging from the second floor covering a ground-floor suite.
On Monday, the EPS Canine Unit was also on scene, and a dog could be seen sweeping the ditch just off Gateway Boulevard.
Police did not say if they had a suspect(s) in custody.
On Friday, police said the medical examiner completed an autopsy on the 48-year-old woman.
“Autopsy results are still pending regarding the cause of Lisa Arsenault’s death, though the manner of death has been confirmed as homicide,” EPS said.
Homicide investigators are asking anyone with knowledge about this homicide or the whereabouts of Ms. Arsenault prior to the evening of Sunday, May 24, to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.
With files from Caley Ramsay and Emily Mertz, Global News.