|Edmonton Sun, 2003 02 09, p.3
Woman dies at city shelter
A dead woman in her 40s was found covered in blood in a downtown women's shelter
yesterday, say cops.
"It's basically a suspicious death," Sgt. Pat Morphy said.
Morphy said cops are "leaning toward" the death being a suicide, but are
still waiting for autopsy results.
EMS Supt. Rob Sharman said emergency crews were called to the Women's Emergency
Accommodation Centre, near 96 Street and 101A Avenue, around 9:45 a.m. about a woman with
Sharman said paramedics found the woman in her 40s dead on scene.
"She had several wounds," he said.
Cops said the woman had a large slash wound to an arm.
Sharman said EMS secured the scene and called the police, who arrived about 10:30 a.m.
Bernadette Swan, a staff supervisor at the shelter, said she couldn't comment about the
death last night.
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The times identified in the article indicate that the death occurred on Saturday,
February 8, not on Sunday, February 9, 2003 WHS