Senior’s death in southwest Edmonton a homicide: EPS

Edmonton police investigate a suspicious death of a woman in the city's southwest on March 6, 2022. Global News

The Edmonton Police Service announced Wednesday the suspicious death of a senior in the southwest neighbourhood of Ramsay Heights last week was a homicide.

Officers found Dagmar Petersen, 85, dead inside a home in the area of Ramsay Crescent and 42 Avenue around 10:15 a.m. on March 5. They had been conducting a welfare check.

The cause of death was blunt force trauma, the medical examiner ruled.

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Investigators remained at the scene until Saturday evening. Some nearby areas were cordoned off with police tape, including a pedestrian path between two homes.

Anyone with information can call Edmonton police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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Police are also looking for dashcam or doorbell camera footage from the area.

– With files from Kirby Bourne, 630 CHED

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