Edmonton Police investigating suspicious deaths of two children

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating the suspicious deaths of two young children in southeast Edmonton.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, Southeast Division officers responded to the report of an assault on a female in the area of 79 Avenue and 71 Street.

Upon arrival, officers located a female in distress and with serious injuries.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., officers received a report of a male acting erratically who broke into a garage at 73 Street and 80 Avenue. It was later determined that the male was a suspect in relation to the assault of the female at 79 Avenue and 71 Street. The man was arrested and remains in police custody.

Edmonton Police Service
Edmonton Police Service

After further investigations, patrol officers returned to an apartment suite at 79 Avenue and 71 Street where two children were found deceased.

Homicide Section continues to investigate. Autopsies have yet to be scheduled.

No further information is being released at this time for investigative reasons.

MRU #: H18R030

Edmonton Police Service
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