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Woman dies a violent death at a women's shelter

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 lacerations.

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

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